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I recently took my ccw class and will receive it pretty soon and was talking to a co worker about ccw the other day. He was wondering if he would be denied because he had a posession of marijuana back when he was 18. In court the cop said because it was a first offense and he was cooperative they were dropping charges. He is now 23 and on his record it does show up but says nolle prosequi. He never had probation or fines or anything but it is still on his record. I wasnt sure if he would be denied or not because i know a conviction would certainly deny you but he was only charged. We live in Virginia and he has not smoked marijuana since his first year of college. He passed all 3 background checks to work for our security company. What do you guys think would he just be wasting money applying or do you think he has a chance? That is the only charge he has ever had.
 

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Hey man... I'm from VA.. It's nice to see a fellow Virginian on here.


To answer your question. If your friend is eligible to buy a gun, then he should be able to carry it. As long as he doesn't have any felonies. It doesn't sound like he does.

He should be good to get a firearm and his ccw.
 

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Great thats good news. Where in virginia are you from? Im in northern virginia and am very excited for the dulles expo center gun show febuary 11-13 will be my first gun show and am thinking of picking up a .40. I have seen some people posting about some really cheap glock 22s at gunshows.
 

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I'm from N. Va too. I live in New Mexico now.. I'm in the military but my folks still live out there. I'm from the Stafford Fredricksburg area. I wish I could go to the gun show.

I have the G23 and G27 both .40 cal glocks.. I love them.
 

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Update for you guys, he was granted his permit. It took 14 days after application to receive it.
Sweet...now he can legally protect his crops! LOL! I kid...I kid! I'm from KY, its habit to pick on you Virgin boys...see, I can't help it!

Seriously though...good to hear it worked out for your buddy!
 

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They must think the same thing in Georgia. A drug possession charge keeps you from getting a permit here.
Some of the drug possession disqualifiers were changed with the legislation in last year's session. A single misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction is no longer a lifetime disqualifier, but subsequent convictions are.
 

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There is prob a 4 and 8 year list of felonies for you state. If you commited a felony or got amisdemeanor within the 4 or 8 year deadline than you cant get it. He will have to weight
 

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Another thought guys, In my almost 50 yrs I have been charged with a crime 5 times and arrested 3 times and never convicted. If there is no conviction (charges were dropped every time) why would you worry about it. Only 2 things bar you from owning firearms 1 a felony conviction or 2 a mental judgement that you are a danger to others.Read the Constitution and live it. It is the law of the land and any law that violates it is null and void period.
 

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Another thought guys, In my almost 50 yrs I have been charged with a crime 5 times and arrested 3 times and never convicted. If there is no conviction (charges were dropped every time) why would you worry about it. Only 2 things bar you from owning firearms 1 a felony conviction or 2 a mental judgement that you are a danger to others.Read the Constitution and live it. It is the law of the land and any law that violates it is null and void period.
Misdemeanor domestic violence convictions are also disqualifiers. Pending charges for certain crimes can be disqualifiers until the case is adjudicated.

Dismissed charges and acquittals aren't disqualifiers.
 

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Misdemeaners are not disqualifiers in the federal gun control act as far as I know. Some States have added them and violate the rights of citizens. In some states a restraining order makes it illegal for you to keep and bear arms. In some cases the police show up and take your weapons with out a warrent. I think it is wrong to consider someone a criminal and remove their means of self defense unless they are a felon or have mental problems and have a judgment against them. By the way the gun contol act is unconstitional, therefore null and void.
 

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Misdemeaners are not disqualifiers in the federal gun control act as far as I know. Some States have added them and violate the rights of citizens. In some states a restraining order makes it illegal for you to keep and bear arms. In some cases the police show up and take your weapons with out a warrent. I think it is wrong to consider someone a criminal and remove their means of self defense unless they are a felon or have mental problems and have a judgment against them. By the way the gun contol act is unconstitional, therefore null and void.
Misdemeanor domestic violence convictions are disqualifier. A person with such a conviction can't even possess a firearm.

It's in the "Laughtenberg Amendment" otherwise known as the "Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban".

Also under this legislation, a person with an active protective order against them can't possess a firearm.
 
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