Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
USDoJ. 1996 ‘American Samoa - A Brady State.’ Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales; NCJ-160763. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1 May
Background checks on purchases of shotguns and .22 caliber rifles are performed by the police. After the weapon is purchased the person must take the sales receipt and the weapon to the police and the police will run a background check and issue a permit. The background check includes checking with police departments on neighboring islands.
This information was provided by the American Samoa Department of Public Safety. This agency is a CLEO as defined by the Brady Act.