Gun Violence Resource Hub

Universal Background Checks
Type of Strategy:
Gun violence prevention area(s):

Comprehensive background checks performed on potential firearm purchasers reduce the number of guns being diverted to the illegal gun market and increase the number of prohibited persons stopped from purchasing a gun or being denied a permit to purchase a gun. The FBI also recommends extending the three-day wait time to allow a more thorough and complete investigation.

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Helpful resources and citations:
Primary implementing agency:
  • Legislature
Potential partnering agencies:
  • No partnership required
Links to evaluation evidence:

PSN Pillars

Prevention and Intervention
  • Types of Strategy

  • Types of Gun Violence