If you wish to own a gun, rent a house or even get a job it has become quite imperative for the concerned parties to run a background check on you with the state’s criminal records. Such criminal records’ check takes very less time to complete and depending on the source, you would have to incur a nominal charge or even get the records completely free of cost. Such records can be checked only at the state or the county level. The Bureau of Investigations or the Corrections Department is the entities that are known to provide the answers for such checks. However, depending on the size of the town or the county, such records may be available in the local Sheriff’s Department as well.
With time, many things have been constantly changing and what was available about four decades back surely has changed a lot. With such change for the better, there sure is a change in the intensity and the kind of crimes in our city. Such increase in the rate of crime where there is a question of identity theft, embezzlement and other fraudulent cases, employers are becoming more prudent in conducting background checks on their employees and the same is also done by landlords.
Apartment complexes, trailer homes and other public places that can be rented require the applicant to go through a background check. Such a check puts the landlord at ease since they would be letting out the property only to genuine people and they are also at ease that the lives of the other tenants in the property are safeguarded from a murdering maniac. When a property is being let out to a complete stranger, the owner of the property is taking a considerable risk in entrusting his property in the hands of a stranger. Hence it becomes his or her responsibility to check if the person in question would prove to be a liability in the future or some one who would genuinely safeguard the interest of others.
The same can be said for gun safety as well and things have become a lot more stringent since the time the Brady Bill was actually brought into practice. According to this law, you would have to clear a federal background check if you wish to possess a firearm. This law not only entitles the seller to look through your criminal records but also gives him the power to delay the sale of a fire arm by 5 days.