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Federal-State Relations in Gun Control: The 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act

Carol J. DeFrances and Steven K. Smith
Publius
Vol. 24, No. 3, The State of American Federalism, 1993-1994 (Summer, 1994), pp. 69-82
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3330739
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Federal-State Relations in Gun Control: The 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
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Abstract

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which took effect in February 1994, sets minimum nationwide requirements for the sale of handguns and establishes a national criminal-background information system. Each of these thrusts of Brady involves fundamental issues of federalism. The first involves the traditional give-and-take between the states and the federal government in sorting out specific authority over the prohibition of firearm sales. The second thrust, establishing a national information network, requires cooperation of all the states and the federal government. This article reviews Brady in the context of twenty-five years of federal gun-control activity, examines its impact on federal-state relations, and addresses the development of a national criminal-history information network linking the states and the federal government.

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