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CCW disqualifications

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by USPCompact45, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. USPCompact45

    USPCompact45 Active Member

    CCW disqualifications
    I know this varies from state to state.

    There are many shall issue states and people may obtain ccw's as long as they are not disqualified.

    My question is what makes an applicant disqualified?

    I know that committing a felony would get you disqualified but I have heard where people have not been charged with crimes have been disqualified such as getting arrested but not charged.

    Can failure to appear to jury duty get you disqualified or traffic misdemeanors?

    Do you have to pass the criminal background check with flying colors?
  2. mete

    mete Well-Known Member

    In NY you are checked by the NY State Police and the FBI.You have to be free of convictions [ not arrests] and mental illness.
  3. Mixlesplick

    Mixlesplick Well-Known Member

    Packing.org will have the requirements for a ccw license state by state. This is a good place to start. :)
  4. USPCompact45

    USPCompact45 Active Member

    I have checked packing.org and they did not give personal examples. Most states said they do a criminal background check but doesn't really say what causes a disqualification.
  5. rdbrowning

    rdbrowning Well-Known Member

    Here is where you can see Michigan's list of requirements and disqualifications. Some are more obvious ( being subject to a personal protective order) and others are less obvious (dishonerable discharge from the military, displaying sexually explicit material to minors, retail fraud or DWI twice).

  6. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    Texas disquals can be found here. Check the FAQ.

    In addition to the expected items, Texas has delinquency on child support, taxes or student loans listed as disqualifications.
  7. USPCompact45

    USPCompact45 Active Member

    Very detailed, I'm amazed.

    Does anyone have specifics to Nevada and Arizona? Thanks
  8. rms/pa

    rms/pa Well-Known Member

    not NV or AZ but one of the disqualifications in PA is being a "common drunk" ???

    it is not a disqualifier for owning firearms but it is one for a firearms permit.

  9. USPCompact45

    USPCompact45 Active Member

  10. Firethorn

    Firethorn Well-Known Member

    I would've thought that a dishonorable discharge would be obvious. After all, getting a DD requires, effectivly, a felony level conviction in a court martial. There is no other way to get one.
  11. dolanp

    dolanp Well-Known Member

    Federal law prohibits someone who's been dishonorably discharged from even possessing a firearm.
  12. RevDisk

    RevDisk Well-Known Member

    PA has "interesting" disqualifications. "An individual whose character and reputation is such that the individual would be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety." is my second favorite disqualification. "Habitual drunkard" is my absolute favorite. I asked the Sheriff to kindly explain to me what one was. He replied that he wasn't really sure, but a diagnosed alcoholic would probably count.

    Felons, drug addicts, mental institution types, illegal aliens and fugitives are also forbidden.
  13. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Well-Known Member

    In AZ, one of the things that will not only get your CCW revoked, but also make you a prohibited posessor is being the subject of ANY restraining order OR domestic violence complaint.

    I have a real problem with punishment before conviction. Tread lightly in your divorce proceedings!
    I guess that precludes me moving to PA!
  14. Khaotic

    Khaotic Well-Known Member

    Umm, not necessarily so, or rather, in more detail, the UCMJ gives an amazing amount of leeway to folks in your chain of command to arbitrarily stick it to you.

    I've seen DD458's for "Extreme Negligence" which amounted to not getting something clean enough, and other really ridiculous things which, if sufficient folk in your chain of command hate you - can indeed be carried forth into an OTH, BCD or even DD in extreme cases.

    Often the victim of such has done nothing more than simply be handy and expendable when a sadistic NCO wanted to 'make an example' of someone.

    The most common DD458 charge that results in a DD is "willfully disobeying the lawful order of a commissioned officer" and that covers a LOT of ground, especially if the order is of debateable legality, or if the NCO in question chooses to flatly lie about what the order was. *(see note)

    I dodged that bullet myself, but watched more than one good soldier take it up the pipe for no other reason than an NCO with a personal grudge.


    *Note: A common retaliatory tactic concerning sexual harrassment of female troops is the good ole "willful disobediance" threat, the UCMJ doesn't have as much defendant-protection as civvie codes, and if a NCO orders a female troop to commit a sexual act, etc etc... it can indeed result in such a fiasco, and often female troops in such circumstance will accept the DD as part of a "deal" that gives them the only safe, secure way out of the military without suffering "a training accident" - all the blame is then put on the troop, out they go, no need for an investigation of the NCO staff, yadda yadda...
  15. RevDisk

    RevDisk Well-Known Member

    Heh, I had three folks in my chain of command try to charge me with the crime of "witchcraft". Illegal as all hell, of course. But if it hadn't been for my Major decending like the wrath of Kali on them, I'd have probably gotten nailed to the wall.

    I've seen plenty of "examples" made. Some ended up with a DD. Most just got an "other than honourable." Meat thrown to the wolves.
  16. MarkDido

    MarkDido Well-Known Member

    www.packing.org has links to states official web sites concerning CCW. Most of them link to the state statutes.
  17. sumpnz

    sumpnz Well-Known Member

    AFIAK the only things that will disqualify one for a CCW in AZ is being a prohibbited possessor (felon, DV, involuntary commitment to a mental hospital). Failing the exams (written and shooting) can cause you to not get the permit, but I don't know of any limitation on the number of times you can re-take the course in order to bring your scores up to passing.
  18. WvaBill

    WvaBill Well-Known Member

    IIRC, any lawful gunowner in WV can be a CHL holder if above 21. Don't even need the gun. :evil:
  19. logical

    logical Well-Known Member

    Just tell us what you did and we'll tell you what we think. :evil:
  20. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    I'm not too sure what the non-felony disqualifications here in Georgia are.

    I'm sure that misdemeanour domestic violence is on the list.

    I've got a better handle on what's not a disqualification.:D

    Many, many speeding tickets are not a disqualification. I don't know about reckless driving, DUI, etc.

    First offense charge of carry a pistol without a license is a misdemeanour. It's not a disqualification. By chance, my permit was on the probate judge's desk to be mailed when I was arrested for concealed carry. The probate judge held my permit and gave it to me on the day the charge was dropped.

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