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Gun Owner Background Checks
Definition and Selection Criteria
Background checks required before a firearm licence is issued or renewed, or before permission is granted to procure or possess a firearm.
Disqualifying conditions might include criminal history, physical and/or mental health records, lack of residency and/or citizenship, dishonourable military discharge, substance abuse or addiction, previous non-compliance with gun laws, or a past history, current allegations or apprehended risk of domestic violence.