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    Default Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge

    Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge

    TOMBALL, Tex. (CBS Houston) – Ron Kelly is a retired Army veteran. He used to fire tanks, cannons, and machine guns while fighting for the United States.
    However, when he applied to the FBI for the right to purchase a .22-caliber rifle from Wal-Mart, the FBI denied him, citing a minor drug possession conviction back in 1971.

    Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge « CBS Houston

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    Default Re: Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge

    If that is a Class "A" Misdemeanor then he is SOL under Texas law also.

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    Default Re: Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge

    Say it isn't so Dubya!

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    Default Re: Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    If that is a Class "A" Misdemeanor then he is SOL under Texas law also.
    I think it falls under the "Brady Bill".

    The Brady Act requires that background checks be conducted on individuals before a firearm may be purchased from a federally licensed dealer, manufacturer or importer—unless an exception applies.
    These prohibitions apply to any person who:

    Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
    Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    My guess is his attorney back then didn't give him very good advice.

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    Default Re: Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    I think it falls under the "Brady Bill".



    Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    My guess is his attorney back then didn't give him very good advice.
    I checked a few different sate laws and they all differ it seems. The Feds have a different set of rules also. Now if they deemed his crime a class "A" misdemeanor in Texas he was screwed for sure.

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    Default Re: Army Vet Denied Right To Own Gun Due To 42-Year-Old Misdemeanor Drug Charge

    That sounds about rite with our stupid government officials , a man serves his country and then can not own a gun because of a drug conviction from the 70's what do you expect from morons who say it's ok for an 18 year old to join the military and go off to fight a war , then when they come home , they can not buy a beer because they are not 21

 

 

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