Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (“Act”) is an Act of the U.S

(ii) The instantaneous background check for firearms that exceed the barrel lengths set forth in section 6102 shall begin on the later of: (A) the date of publication of the notice under section 6111(a)(2); or (B) December 31, 1998.

Brady, President Bill Clinton signs the Brady handgun-control bill into law
Photo provided by Flickr

(6) Unless it has been discovered pursuant to a criminal history, juvenile delinquency and mental health records background check that the potential purchaser or transferee is prohibited from possessing a firearm pursuant to section 6105, no information received via telephone following the implementation of the instantaneous background check system from a purchaser or transferee who has received a unique approval number shall be retained by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act - Live Science

Some prohibited persons thus receive firearms when the background check takes longer than three days to complete.
Photo provided by Flickr

The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) (Public Law 90-618) established nine categories of persons prohibited from possessing firearms. The Brady Act of 1993 created a 3-day waiting period before a purchaser can take possession of a firearm, and it established a background check system - the NICS - that firearms dealers were required to contact before the transfer of any firearm to ensure that a person receiving a firearm was not prohibited under the GCA from possessing firearms.

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

ORIGINAL SOLUTION -- Within 5 years to establish instant background checks on criminal/mental illness records preventing purchase of firearms NATIONAL GOVERNMENT'S ROLE -- Enforce the established laws STATE GOVERNMENT'S ROLE Brady Campaign.

Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia

Attorneys to "make it a priority to enforce the law against those persons who attempt to subvert the legitimate crime prevention objectives of the Brady Act and to incorporate this new focus into [their] comprehensive prosecutive efforts." During CYs 2002 and 2003, approximately 120,000 cases were referred by the FBI to the Brady Operations Branch.

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)

However, we found that the Brady Operations Branch and the ATF division offices were still referring standard denial cases to the ATF field offices that lacked prosecutorial merit, thereby increasing the workload of already overburdened field investigators and delaying the investigation of prosecutable cases.

James Brady, Former White House Press Secretary, …

(d) Sheriff to conduct investigation.--The sheriff to whom the application is made shall: (1) investigate the applicant's record of criminal conviction; (2) investigate whether or not the applicant is under indictment for or has ever been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year; (3) investigate whether the applicant's character and reputation are such that the applicant will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety; (4) investigate whether the applicant would be precluded from receiving a license under subsection (e)(1) or section 6105(h) (relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms); and (5) conduct a criminal background, juvenile delinquency and mental health check following the procedures set forth in section 6111 (relating to sale or transfer of firearms), receive a unique approval number for that inquiry and record the date and number on the application.