GUN Weapon/CCW Eligability *previous crime committed*

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  1. FindersKeepers

    FindersKeepers New Member

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    After purchasing my gun, a friend of mine started asking about the specifics of what I went through to get it.

    When he was 17, he was arrested in arizona for Grand Theft Auto, and served 1.5 years in jail for it. (Not prison, just jail)

    He is now 33 years old, is UN-ARMED G.T.A. at 17 enough to prevent him from being able to purchase a firearm?

    His wife is armed but he has never tried because he figured he would be turned down, and he'd like to know he lives in a seedier part of Orlando and has had a few armed robberies take place at his store.

    Told him I'd look into it, so I'm asking if any of you know it :)


    I tried looking for it, but haven't found any specifics on limitations.

    THANKS
     
  2. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    His GTA at 17, was that a misdemeanor or a felony?
     
  3. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    Why not just give it a shot?

    As long as he wasn't convicted of a felony with that charge, he should be gtg.
     
  4. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    As others have said; it doesn't really matter what the crime or particulars were, what matters is if it was a felony or not.
     
  5. spankaveli

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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I always thought GTA was a felony. It should be.
     
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    AFAIK Any crime punishable by more than 1 year of incarceration is a FELONY. Which makes him a felon, which makes it illegal for him to own a firearm.
     
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    If he is in fact a felon, couldn't his wife get in trouble for having a gun since he's not supppsed to have access to them? :dunno:
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    afaik as long as she doesn't knowingly allow him to possess then it's okay
     
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    Disallowing someone else from owning a firearm due to your actions wouldn't quite be constitutional.

    Your spouse can own a firearm if you can't, the question becomes what kind of access is there to it.
     
  11. Keesh

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    He should look into getting his record expunged. After a certain amount of time with no prior convictions you should be able to get something like that taken off your record. 17 is pretty young and I know I did some dumb things when I was 17, not quite GTA though :rofl:
     
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    generally anything > 1 year is a felony. If it is a felony, he can't have a gun.
     
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    gta is more serious than what I'd normally consider eligible for expungement... But he is 33, and that happened 16 years ago. Is there a process for getting something dropped to a misdemeanor? I think 16 years of being clean probably indicates he's a decent guy, now.
     
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    agreed. people fuck up at a young age. (although gta is a big fuckup :o)

    i'd say he needs to contact a lawyer (and preferably a friend of the family lawyer if he wants to save some dough) and find out the procedure
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    That maybe depend too on the state he was tried in and if it was as a juvenile or as an adult. I'm not certain how it relates to firearms, but they are good after the conviction many states seal juvenile records. However the age varies from state to state as to what is considered an adult.
     
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    FindersKeepers New Member

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    After reading the above questions, I sent a text and just got an answer

    "Was sentanced as Juvy, No weapons involved, 2 misdemeanor counts, 2 felony counts, served 14 months"


    So there may be a chance he can
     
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    :rofl: no guns for him
     
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    he was convicted of two felonies?
     
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    FindersKeepers New Member

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    thats what he said.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    The only way for him to be able to purchase a gun or carry a gun is to get the record expunged.

    If the felony was committed in Florida then this is a decent starting place to look to see if he can have that done or not.

    http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/expunge/
     
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    I have a friend that commited a felony aggravated assault when he was 25 or so. He had to contact the court where he was convicted in order to recieve permission to own a firearm again. They actually gave him a specific amount of time before it would be reinstated. I want to say it was 10 years exactly, and he would always count down the days. It just passed a few months back and he has purchased 4 guns since then. This was in AZ.

    From: http://www.azdps.gov/reports/criminalhistory/faq/default.asp

     
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    In GA, juveniles cannot commit felonies. They have another name for the juvenile version of felonies. I believe that once the sentence is served, you start over as an adult that has not committed any felonies. I am not positive, though.
     
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    sure, if they were tried as a juvie. It's very likely that a 17 year old committing gta and some other crimes would be tried as an adult -- and adult punishment would apply.

    Also note that most states do not prevent juvies from being convicted of felonies.
     
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    :rofl: he can try, but im pretty sure he is fucked...and even trying sounds like an easy way to waste ~$200.
     
  25. GlobeGuy

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    OP's buddy was convicted as a juvie according to his text message.
     

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