After applying for a GFL are you fingerprints in the system?

Discussion in 'General GWL Questions' started by Glock19, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Glock19

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    Is it the same as a criminal suspect being fingerprinted? Can your prints now come up in some database if found at a crime scene? No I did not commit a crime :lol:
     
  2. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I imagine this is the point of the fingerprints.
     

  3. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I thought they were used to check the database.

    Of course, once they're used for that, they'll go in the database, too.

    Mine were already in there. :shock:
     
  4. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    O.C.G.A. § 16-11-129

    So yea, that is correct.
     
  5. RedBeard

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    I was in the system originally because I was a substitute teacher in Alabama. I have purchased firearms in the past and was told by the dealer that "You must have been fingerprinted before because they have to call back." (ie not instant). I don't know how he knew this but it sounded good at the time. They called back within 20 mins and I was approved.

    Of course now I have fingerprints from FL and GA in the system too because of these carry permission slips in my wallet.
     
  6. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Why did they have to call back? I've had a NICS check run on me after I already had my GFL (and obviously fingerprinted) and there was no delay.
     
  7. RedBeard

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    Don't know. This was long before I possessed a GFL and the purchase was made in Alabama. Purchased a couple of handguns. The retailer called in to NICS and was told something. After which he turned to me and said that I must already have fingerprints in the system. He told me to hang around for a little bit that even though they usually say it can take up to three days to get back with him they usually call back in within a half hour.

    And that is exactly what happened.

    Of course more recently I purchased a long gun in Florida and the check went through instantly.

    Just thought it odd.
     
  8. wsweeks2

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    I've been participating in the Citizens Police Academy with the Gwinnett County PD as of last week. One of our sessions was at the crime lab, and this topic came up. A gentleman in the class asked if his fingerprints that were taken when applying for his GFL were subject to the search based on what information was gathered at a crime scene. We were told that the only files they are allowed to search against when looking for a match are for those who have been arrested and entered into the system that way. Those with no record are not part of any search.

    If anyone has any other information that contradicts this, I'd love to hear.
     
  9. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    So, if I'm reading that correctly, the only point in getting fingerprinted for the GFL is for the background check? So, technically, if your prints were found at a scene, they couldn't be used to tie you to the scene even if they were on a gun?
     
  10. wsweeks2

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    That is what we were told. The fingerprinting is used to rule us out as people who are not allowed to be issued the GFL.
     
  11. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Yea. That makes sense. GFL holders are so unlikely to commit a crime in the first place.
     
  12. NTA

    NTA Well-Known Member

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    I got fingerprinted at my military draft physical in 1969

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  13. Opus X

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    Might be slightly off topic, but don't they already have our prints from when we had to supply them to get a driver's license?
     
  14. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Should only be one if this is the case.
     
  15. M249

    M249 New Member

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    No worries here... "they" have my fingerprints many times over for other things. :p
     
  16. merlock

    merlock New Member

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    Let's see (for me)-Enlistment, Fed. Civil Service. Yeah, I'm in the system, I'm sure.
     
  17. jculp

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    fingerprints

    your fingerprints are taken to go to the FBI, and the state, to see if you have a record. and i'm sure, that they keep the prints to go into their database, since there is nothing to keep them from doing this. Sam
     
  18. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired New Member

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    Not just fingerprints for those of us who have served in the last ten years or so. Now they have a sample of our DNA as well. They told me it was to help in identification of remains if I were blown to bits :shock: but I know the real reason they wanted it.

    The Gov is going to clone me and create a force of Super Marines to dominate the world with.... :foilhat:


    Film at 11....
     
  19. Ashe

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    That would explain why they wanted my DNA. You provide the Marine Part and I provide the "Super" Part.