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State of Colorado Question and Answers

  • Q:
    Are the firearm background checks the same as a regular employment background check?
    By flo
    May 01, 2013
    A:
    Although the service used mostly relies on the firm requesting it, they're mostly statewide as opposed to being nationwide. There are guidelines and a wait time for the background checks, so some entities opt to use private sources. The expense is a little higher but many companies feel that it is worth it.
    By seth
    May 01, 2013
    A:
    The objectives are the same, but not all searches are the same. The background check report may not contain all the information from the criminal case.
    By ben
    May 01, 2013
    A:
    When trying to decide between a statewide or a national background check, a people finders search can initially tell you if the individual you're requesting a check on has lived other places outside of the state. A nationwide search does not necessarily cost more, but there are restrictions where some states have better open records laws.
    By rik
    May 01, 2013
    A:
    The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NICS is the search performed for firearm purchases. There is more than one background check offered by the FBI. The pre-employment check is based on the fingerprints while the firearms check is based on an individual's identification information. The pre employment check can only be requested by the person the report is based on. Simply put, you can only perform a check on yourself.
    By ben
    May 02, 2013
    A:
    Is there a way to check what is on the NICS report prior to going in and purchasing a firearm?
    By elah
    May 02, 2013
    A:
    You can request an FBI search on yourself before going. Federal searches are central depository of criminal history records which depend on all law enforcement agencies participating. This includes state, county and federal level records altogether.
    By les
    May 02, 2013

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