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What portion of federal background checks for firearm purchases result in denials to buy a gun?

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Roughly 0.6% of federal background checks for firearm purchases result in denials to buy a gun. Per the U.S. Justice Department, the "vast majority" of these denials are for people who are not "a danger to the public because the prohibiting factors are often minor or based on incidents that occurred many years in the past." During 2010, the federal government conducted 6 million firearm background checks resulting in over 72,000 denials, prosecuted 33 people based on these denials, and obtained 13 guilty pleas and verdicts, or about 0.02% of the denials.

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