Reasons why the NICS Section Denies: Convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year, 577,814; misdemeanor crime of domestic violence conviction, 101,393; fugitive from justice, 94,478; unlawful user/addicted to a controlled substance, 80,987; state prohibitor, 42,761; protection/restraining order for domestic violence, 42,459; under indictment/information, 19,287; illegal/unlawful alien, 11,974; adjudicated mental health, 10,180; federally denied persons file, 5,481; dishonorable discharge, 707; renounced U.S. citizenship, 57.