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Is there any way my mom can get a pistol permit

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mallet72, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. mallet72

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    My mom, who lives in MA. is trying to get a pistol permit but because of a DUI that happened along time ago she doesn't think she can. I though I read somewhere that because it happened so long ago, and because her record is clean other than that they could giver her one. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    GT is the wrong place to solicit legal advice. She needs to consult an attorney. In most places the first consultation is free.
     

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    I was just wondering if anybody has gotten some sort of a pardon for something like this.
     
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    She might not need a pardon. Maybe a DUI is a misdemeanor. Maybe in MA a misdemeanor isn't sufficient to deny a permit.

    Now, when you say pistol permit, are you talking permit to own or permit to carry?
     
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    Just go and look at your local CWP law's online-it will be clear what can exclude your mother from attaining it
     
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    A permit to own a pistol?
    Wtf?
     
  7. armorplated

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    Not unusual in fascist totalitarian regimes such as you might find in MA or DC.
     
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    Is she trying to get an FID or an LTC? A DUI will probably disqualify her from the latter but possibly not the former. If it was a long time ago she might be able to petition a judge and have it expunged from her record. Either way its best if she talks to a lawyer to get the facts.
     
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    LTC is what she is trying to get. An LTC is required for any firearm that has more than a 10 round capacity and a bunch of other stuff, but that is what i was wondering, if she could get the OUI removed from her record. I'll tell her to speak with a lawyer, thanks for all the responses.
     
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    This is very true.

    She needs to consult an attorney who is not only legally competent but familiar with the very local circumstances.
     
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    Hope everything works out to the good for your mother. Any time.. :thumbsup:
     
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    My understanding (from when I lived in MA) was that an LTC was highly discretionary and depended more on where you lived and your relationship to the issuing authorities than your record (provided you aren't outright disqualified). In western MA you might be all right, in Boston they pretty much laugh at you unless you're the mayor's bodyguard or your last name is Kennedy.
     
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    I know in kansas you have to wait 5 years after the conviction. Good luck.
     
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    We live in the sticks of western MA. It is not hard to get an LTC here as long as your record is clean and you used to have to get training of some sort, i don't know if it's still the same, I have since heard it changed. People often mistake MA. as being a liberal, "treehugging" state and that is true the further east you go, but western MA. is more of a blue collar community.
     
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    We moved out of NYC, to Colorado, in early 1970's because they required us to register rifles and shotguns as well as have an approved permit to buy them. Other relatives also moved and took their companies and jobs out of NYC and NYS. Too bad more folks didn't do the same.
     
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    OP,

    I just found this:

    http://www.massduidefender.com/blog/post/Massachusetts-OUI-Convictions-Firearms-Licensing.aspx

    Looks like it depends if your mother was actually found guilty, plead guilty, or was CWOF. Also if the OUI was prior to May 27, 1994. Then she probably will be able to get her LTCF.

    If she plead guilty after may 27 1994 then she is SOL.

     
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    We really need more information to give the proper response but I would suggest calling the State Police or the issuing authority and asking them.
     
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