The NRA reports that the huge influx of federal census workers will delay the FBI’s background checks for citizens applying for a concealed carry permit. We learn this because “Certain fingerprint based criminal history background checks for non criminal justice purposes processed by the Texas DPS that require a check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be delayed in late April and early May to accommodate background checks of an estimated 484,000 U.S. Census employees being hired by the federal government.” The Lone Star State’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) released a statement revealing that “The FBI has said that fingerprints submitted for criminal justice purposes between April 28 and May 3, such as confirming the identity of an arrested person, will not be affected, but other civil background checks for employment and concealed handgun licenses will be affected across the United States.” “We are working with the FBI to ensure that the process works as smoothly as possible,” said Steven C. McCraw, director of the DPS and Master of Vague Promises. Note: CCW applicants shouldn’t expect the FBI to be up-and-running by May 3. As if you couldn’t figure that out on your own.

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