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background checks on gun purchases data should be current

Admin November 26, 2020
Background Check

Ohio has in recent times fallen short over background checks for gun purchases. In order to keep data current Ohio courts and law enforcement are under pressure to report criminal history. Information reporting to the State is critical to restoring confidence to it’s background check system. Consequently it has had it’s fair share of critics, the integrity of the database…

Are Pennsylvania Gun Background Checks fuelled by Social unrest

Admin October 15, 2020
Background Check

The number of Pennsylvania gun background checks almost doubled in the last quarter. This increase set against the same quarter from 2019. The increase tied to the pandemic and social unrest. The increase in PICS (Pennsylvania Instant Check System) activity was seen in the first quarter with awareness of COVID-19. However this trend has continued unabated towards record numbers. The…

Housing voucher discrimination support could be stalled

Admin September 27, 2020
Criminal Records

Housing Voucher Discrimination against Section 8 tenants and those with criminal records can benefit from revisions to fair housing laws. However tenants in Charlotte could see these efforts stalled by the General Assembly. The Great Neighborhoods Committee voted positively to amend State law to ban rental property owners and landlords refusing vouchers. In addition the amendments also banned landlords enquiring…

Racial Covenants in real estate despite fair housing laws

Admin August 11, 2020
Property Records

Those couples buying houses in some states find racial covenants in real estate still exist to this day. No matter how beautiful sales brochures seem the property may well hide a dark past. A purchaser may not even be aware of the covenants until they commit to the purchase by signing the documents.  It is a sad statement on society…

Automated background screening causing headaches for renters

Admin July 2, 2020
Background Check

When a landlord ran an automated background screening report on a prospective tenant in 2018 the results were surprising to say the least. The check returned countless drug related charges, jumping bail and selling meth, a DWI along with disorderly conduct. However the real injustice was that none of the charges related to the applicant. The burgeoning demand for the…

Illinois background checks almost double in March

Admin April 25, 2020
Background Check

A record number of Illinois background checks have been carried out in March.  These checks relating to firearms sales. As a result the record numbers peaked in the second half of March. Activity in this period confirms  increased pandemic concerns. Fears over lock down and Coronavirus fuelled the surge. Moreover 60,000 background checks were processed in March. Around 80% of…