In April 2009, the FBI announced it had completed its 100 millionth NICS approval since its inception 10 years before.
Prosecution and conviction of violators of the Brady Act, however, is extremely rare. During the first 17 months of the Act, only seven individuals were convicted. In the first year of the Act, 250 cases were referred for prosecution and 217 of them were rejected.
100,000,000 checks and how many convictions? That's 10,000,000 per year. Its a joke of course. Its basically zero.
7 convictions over 10,000,000 is not worth the effort or cost. Figure $10/check .. $100,000,000 to catch 7 guys?
Extrapolating ... that's $1,000,000,000 to catch 70 guys. That's a billion dollars folks, just for the first 10 years.
And that assumes that the dealer would not have caught/stopped these guys w/o a BR chk ...