Gun-related shooting incidents have historically caused sudden spikes in firearm sales. The latest incident in Las Vegas, which has been described to be one of the deadliest in the country's history, seems to follow the morbid trend as citizens flock to gun stores to stockpile firearms in case of a [more]
It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [more]
A state representative in Upper Peninsula of Michigan has just introduced a controversial new bill that has ignited conversations amongst residents. The new bill will essentially allow legal firearm owners with concealed carry permits to take their guns in previously gun-free zones such as schools and other establishments. The proposal [more]
With the prominence of social media and online services, tourists are now becoming more comfortable using online marketplaces for their travel plans. Airbnb is one such service that is becoming quite popular here in the country. In fact, Americans are spending millions of dollars within the app itself as staying [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
Florida state officials have just announced that thousands of Florida residents who currently possess firearm concealed carry permits may have just had their information compromised. Thousands of names of holders and hundreds of Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen by hackers. The data breach was initiated through the online payment system [more]
For those who need to get an FBI fingerprint background check, they may no longer have to wash ink from their fingers when they get fingerprinted as of this month. In Florida, one of the states now converting to an all digital in processing FBI fingerprint background checks, this is now a fact.
As of April this year, the state’s Department of Law Enforcement no longer accepts or provides the conventional ink and paper fingerprint cards. Now applicants have to process their background checks digitally via the use of an electronic fingerprinting device.
The FBI has trying to phase out hard copy fingerprinting for the past years, and have place the Florida State’s Department of Law Enforcement at the lead of its efforts in doing so. The FBI has stated that they hope to no longer accept or process paper fingerprints after April 15 of this year.
Submitting fingerprints is part of the process for completing a criminal background check. In most states, people are required to pass a background check as: