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Solicitation: The 2018-21 Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program

Apply now for funding to administer the program which—

  • provides national estimates of the total number of firearm purchase applications received and denied pursuant to the Brady Act and similar state laws
  • collects counts of firearm transfers and permit checks conducted by state and local agencies and combines them with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) transaction data
  • collects information on reasons for denials, appeals of these denials, and law enforcement actions the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) take against denied persons.
Date Published: July 10, 2018