Skip to comments.When can I buy a gun? Anyway to check? (vanity question)
Posted on 10/06/2010 9:49:47 AM PDT by Domandred
About a year and a half ago I was charged with DV (bogus). I couldn't afford to go to trial but at least managed to get it reduced to convicted of simple battery (still bogus).
Through the court systems I've now had that charge and conviction dismissed, and all my rights restored. I have the court documentation to show this.
Question is how soon can I buy new guns?
Follow up question: Is there anyway I can go through the ATF paperwork to find out if I can buy a gun without doing it at the store and having the embarrassment of them saying "sorry you're denied"? For example do the paperwork online or something for the check but not really buying a gun yet.
I think there are laws in place for domestic violence. As far as I know, a felon or someone who has a psychiatric hold cannot buy a firearm.
Let’s ask the FR shooting community by adding the keyword “banglist”
Private seller may be your only option.
never - welcome to the ussa comrade
true. let’s ask the experts.
Unfair as it may sound I wouldn’t be looking for a gun after a DV charge whether its valid or not. If trouble rears its head again a judge will smack you down much harder than he would otherwise.
Black powder revolver? Makes a lot of noise and a big hole.
Not a felony, and the convicted charge was simple battery, not DV. I didn’t lose any rights of owning or even carrying a gun ,though the prosecution sure tried.
I just couldn’t buy any new ones.
I just couldnt buy any new ones.
You had a court order that said you could retain your current firearms, but could not purchase a new firearm?
That is stupid on so many levels...
Start by asking a Idaho licensed attorney. Want to know the cheap way? Go the local bar that they do on Friday nights and ask. It’ll cost you a couple of drinks.
Have you ever has an Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence filed against you? If there is one in place(non-expiring), its a Federal crime to possess a gun. Otherwise, if the charge was dismissed, you should be good to go!
Then you should be ok. jusst go to a small gunshop like mentioned before explain to them the situation and have them run a check. you should be ok.
If it’s not a felony conviction, no problems.
Buy them now and buy them in bulk. We’re gonna need ‘em.
2 years ago I found a garage sale with 3 guns available...
Dismissed=disposed. As long as it wasn’t a felony conviction.
Also any kind of restraining order will make it illegal for you to own a gun.
If you want to carry concealed with a permit, ensure you have the DV arrest is expunged from your record. Same for open carry.
Carrying openly or concealed without having the arrest expunged will open you up to arrest for the DV charge on your record even if you have the court order in your hand for dismissal.
The DV gun law is wide open to abuse, by spouse, police, courts.
Check your state laws also.
If your guns were seized during the arrest, the court ordered dismissal paperwork is all you need to go to the police station to get them back (but still not carry). That court order would have required the court to run what’s called a ‘gun line’ on you again, which is just checking for other charges on your arrest record at the time of dismissal before ordering your guns returned.
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