New Gun Checks Begin as Brady Expires

January 1999
State Legislatures;Jan99, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p11
Announces that all unlicensed firearms buyers in the United States will undergo an instant national criminal background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following the Brady act expiration on November 30, 1998. Estimated number of checks that will be conducted each year; Impact of the check system on legislators; Legislation introduced by Senator Robert Smith of New Hampshire.


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