Skip to comments.PA:Sheriff David May Have Illegally Denied Gun Permits To Hundreds Of People Who Applied
Posted on 09/12/2013 4:25:03 AM PDT by marktwain
Sheriff George David has illegally denied concealed carry permits to hundreds of people who applied for them, according to some of the states top experts on the subject.
An investigation by the Beaver Countian has uncovered over 300 instances in the past two years where individuals who appear to qualify for gun permits under state law, were then denied the right to carry a concealed firearm because of additional policies created by Sheriff David.
Sheriff David requires individuals who are cleared to have a gun permit by the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS is a system run by the Pennsylvania State Police) also be searched in the Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) database. Davids policy is to automatically deny gun permits to any individual who JNET shows has been convicted of any crime, even if that crime is not violent, was committed decades ago, and even if the offense is not a disqualifying one under Pennsylvania state law.
The Sheriff spells out this policy succinctly on the countys official website, writing in bold lettering: The application must have NO CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS.
Individuals who have been found guilty of any criminal offense are then required by David to seek an expungement of their conviction through the courts before he will even consider granting a gun permit. If they are unable to get an expungement, or are unwilling to pay the necessary fees to obtain one, they are denied the right to carry a concealed firearm.
The Beaver Countian spoke to several individuals who were denied concealed carry permits because they entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program for a single DUI charge, and others who were denied because they were convicted of a minor ungraded misdemeanor years ago.
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Look closely at the pictures in the background of the picture of this goon. You’ll see a couple with him and Bill Clinton.
FYI, but you might have heard of him.
Try to get a gun permit in Maryland if you want a trip to fantasy land.
So far we have but two replies in this thread indicating not a lack of interest among FReepers over the Second Amendment but a tacit understanding that some amendments in the Bill of Rights are more equal than others and some interest groups are of more worth than others.
Suppose the headline which I have doctored above were accurate and the sheriff were denying African-Americans an identification card required for voting because somewhere in their distant past there was a questionable allegation of crime?
I will let the reader supply his own answer to that rhetorical question.
Sue his ass.
PERSONAL liability for damages.
Ahh Beaver County. A world unto itself. Nothing “wrong” with the county per se, just a little “off”...Doesn’t surprise me in the least that lawful processes are being mucked with..
I would say you have the wrong county and color. You need to doctor your headline with an eastern PA county using crackers or meh-hee-cans.
String him up! AT the very least, he needs to be booted from office. No effing excuse.
PA ain’t Maryland, thank God!
Section 21 . Right to Bear Arms
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
Alleghany county is a lot easier. Fill out a form, pay some cash and wait.
I went down to renew my CCW after I got the card and it took like 20 minutes. The people were cool as well. Heres a tip. After you get your new permit tell them to have a good day and they are shocked because they never have people say that to them.
But then I wish everyone a good day.
And that's not even considering the more typical corruption and incompetence present in city and state government in places like Harrisburg PA.
That doesn't make any sense. ARD is NOT a conviction. It is, legally, a deferment of action on a criminal charge until the rehab is completed. Then the charges are dropped.
Needs to be arrested and charged with the illegal activity of violating a constitutional right, worse than violating a law.
Thats what you get when you leave your God given rights to a two bit politician.
Ping for your lists.
Why is he not in jail? He has publicly admitted to breaking the law routinely.
“Why is he not in jail? He has publicly admitted to breaking the law routinely.”
Likely there are no penalties in the law for breaking it. I see this all the time. Laws are passed requiring officials to do or not do something, but there are no penalties in the law.
Scofflaws (mostly leftists) then just ignore the law and sneer “what ya goin ta do about it?”