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Gun Control: Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act

GGD-96-22 Published: Jan 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1996.
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GAO reviewed the implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the waiting period and background checks required for handgun purchases have prevented ineligible persons from legally purchasing handguns; (2) extent to which denials have resulted in follow-up enforcement actions against those submitting false purchase information; and (3) effects of various legal challenges to the Brady Act.

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