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Old May 10, 2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Universal Background Check Backlogs

Two states that recently mandated universal background checks are experiencing huge backlogs. CO has recently revamped their fingerprint system and hired additional personnel in response to a backlog.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are setting aside millions of dollars to address backlogs in background checks that have soared into the thousands since the December school shooting in the state, which is one of several struggling with bottlenecks as people rush to buy guns ahead of new restrictions.

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In Maryland, state police increased processing hours from eight to 21 a day to address a backlog of more than 47,000 applications, Sgt. Marc Black said. New state gun laws take effect in October, and the state police licensing division added more personnel and spent money on overtime and additional computers to address the accumulation.
http://news.yahoo.com/states-seek-fi...194341357.html
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Old May 10, 2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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Of course, there's nothing saying they have to increase payroll or work hours. They could simply let the backlog build.

In the days following Sandy Hook, it wasn't uncommon to be unable to get through to NICS at all.
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Old May 10, 2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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Colorado peaked at 8 days wait in January. During the push for a bill to mandate private background checks, someone testified that they couldn't keep up now, so it would never work the way they were planning.

Surprise, surprise, within 3 days the backlog was cleared.
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Old May 11, 2013, 07:06 AM   #4
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CO, CT and MD do not have NICS as most of us know it. They have a system where folks rely on state bureaucrats for their background checks.

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Colorado is one of 13 so-called point-of-contact states where purchasers of handguns and long guns apply through local law enforcement, rather than directly to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation handles background checks for Federal Firearm Licensees, running applications through a combination of state and NICS records during the review.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22...k-system-among



BTW: The state of CT sends fingerprints to the FBI. How many other states do this?
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Old May 13, 2013, 07:04 PM   #5
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Colorado has it's own state system that is run, CBI, and after that is sent to NICS. When both come back, THEN the sale can continue.
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Old May 13, 2013, 08:05 PM   #6
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I think Virginia has one of the best. The form is almost exactly the same as the National check but you have to fill out both. Once it is filled out, the approval comes back in a couple of minutes. Once you have decided on what you are going to buy, you can be out of the store in under 15 minutes with your gun.
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