Skip to comments.General CCW application question
Posted on 10/26/2006 5:59:16 PM PDT by Apogee
Here is a question relating to CCW applications: For those states that require fingerprinting, are sets taken and compared to a database then discarded, or are they added to a database?
Local leo's have not been able to answer this, saying htey really weren't sure. I have heard both, but have not found a definitive answer, and would appreciate links to official sources.
Of course, the question of whether records are destroyed just because it is the law is another one altogether...
I would guess that they would add them to a database.
Here in CA, I had to turn in my application and give initial fingerprints via blotter. Later in the process, I assume after I passed some initial scrutiny, I had to return and give them digital fingerprints. Trust me, CA will keep these forever. When they finally issued my permit, I had to give a thumbprint that is on my actual permit.
now why would THEY discard anything ?
--in Nevada, they go in a state database--
They are cross checked against existing data then assuming you are not on file, they gratefully add you to the system...........
Welcome to the machine.....
This is the main part of CCW law that I think is repulsive. I did it but with great regret.
Poke around here http://www.packing.org/state/ long enough and I'm sure you'll find some answers. No prints required here in MN, so I'm no help on this.
Here in CT they are retained so they can be properly misfiled.
like the man said... welcome to the machine!
Not sure, but I would bet they are kept.
I had to submit for a CCW. I guess that means no burglary or murder for me!
Here in FL they file them. But I figure That I've got a bunch on file any ways via Military service, security clearances, DUI (sorry guys, in was in my young and stupid days), several background checks for jobs, etc.
In NC they are digitized and filed. What purpose are fingerprints if they are not on file. If a print shows up on a weapon, what is the reference if none exists? Sound pretty apparent and obvious to me.
The purpose would be to ensure, before issuing the permit, that the applicant does not have a criminal record. Given that CCW carriers very seldom commit crimes, I don't think there'd be much likelihood of getting a useful cold match off a murder weapon.
"In NC they are digitized and filed. What purpose are fingerprints if they are not on file. If a print shows up on a weapon, what is the reference if none exists? Sound pretty apparent and obvious to me."
About 10 percent of the states that issue permits do *not* require fingerprints. They do *not* have any more or less problems than states that require prints. Prints are just another expensive addition to the process that accomplishes no useful purpose. We should all work to eliminate the requirement for prints where it exists.
Kind of stupid, CCW holders have to be the most law-abiding group out there.
Wh don't they go out to the street corners and fingerprint gang-bangers?
I'm surprised to hear that individual states might be running their own fingerprint database.
I't was my understanding that the FBI maintained a U.S. database and that individual states would submit prints for analysis.
It does not bother me. I have nothing to hide. My picture is on file. My social security number is on file. Aren't eveyone in the military fingerprinted? I am not sure on that.
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