Federal Denials            
        Reasons Why the NICS Section Denies            
        November 30, 1998 - September 30, 2010            
                              
        Rank Prohibited Category Description Total   Percent
of Total
           
                             
        1 Convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year or a
misdemeanor punishable by more than two years
497,683   62.34%            
        2 Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence Conviction 89,586   11.22%          
        3 Unlawful User/Addicted to a Controlled Substance 62,645   7.85%          
        4 Fugitive from Justice 58,718   7.36%          
        5 Protection Restraining Order for Domestic Violence 34,986   4.38%          
        6 State Prohibitor 24,754   3.10%          
        7 Illegal/Unlawful Alien 10,070   1.26%          
        8 Under Indictment/Information 8,558   1.07%          
        9 Adjudicated Mental Health 5,661   0.71%          
        10 Federally Denied Persons File 5,038   0.63%          
        11 Dishonorable Discharge 531   0.07%          
        12 Renounced U.S. Citizenship 42   0.01%          
        Total Federal Denials 798,272   100.00%