FBI Default Proceeds

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Due Oct. 18, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

–Total number firearms sold as a "default proceed" in the years 2015 and 2016

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Vanessa Nason

This article: https://thinkprogress.org/exclusive-the-fbi-allowed-over-300-000-gun-purchases-last-year-before-completing-a-background-9d380d53aa1d/

shows that the FBI is able to release data on default proceeds.