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Monday, April 5, 2010

Background checks (Why the wait?)

Applicants for concealed carry permits will need to exercise patience later this month.

That is because the FBI expects delays in doing background checks for all non-criminal justice purposes.

The reason has nothing to do with politics nor any perception the Obama Administration is anti-Second Amendment, either.

Instead, the reason is because the FBI will be consumed with performing background checks on approximately 484,000 federal Census employees, an issue facing crucial need.

As a result, from about April 28 through May 1 a delay in performing other background checks is a certainty.

The delay, by the way, impacts all FBI background checks and not just those for concealed carry permit applicants.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn


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