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FBI Plans Temporary Suspension Of Fingerprint-Based Background Checks

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has notified state law enforcement agencies that all fingerprint-based background checks necessary for Right-to-Carry permit applications will be temporarily suspended from April 28, 2010, to May 3, 2010.  The temporary suspension is said to be necessary in order for the FBI to process almost 500,000 fingerprints for Census Bureau workers. 

The FBI will resume processing CHL applicant fingerprints beginning May 4, 2010.  Delays from the suspension of up to two weeks are anticipated; with the FBI giving assurances that all fingerprints will be processed as quickly as possible.

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