Fatal Gaps: How Missing Records in the Federal Background Check System Put Guns in the Hands of Killers

Group: Mayors Against Illegal Guns

URL: http://prtl-sitea-maigs.nyc.gov/downloads/pdf/maig_mimeo_revb.pdf

Description

Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted an investigation to discover why critical mental health and drug abuse records are missing from the NICS database. We obtained Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data on the number of records states and federal agencies have shared with the system, analyzed related state and federal policies and interviewed MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS 3 more than 60 government officials responsible for NICS record collection and submission in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

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gun laws, mental health, gun violence, substance abuse, background check, NICS

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Non-Profit
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PDF
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N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
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No
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No
Updated?
No
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Year(s) of Publication
2011

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