Florida CCW and a BCD

Florida CCW and a BCD

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    Florida CCW and a BCD

    Can anyone tell me what the effects of a Bad Conduct Discharge are on a Florida CCW application? The BCD is considered a misdemeanor, and the one in question was not associated with drugs or violence. The CCW application states "Discharged Under Dishonorable Conditions".


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    Welcome to the forum & good luck in your endeavor.
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    Welcome to the forum and good luck... I would contact a Lawyer who specializing in this type of thing. I am almost sure you may run into a problem or two with the application. Dont quote me on that, but I would get with a lawyer before submitting anything.

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    From what I've heard the folks at the dept of Ag can be quite helpful sometimes - never hurts to call them and see if they can clarify...

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    IAW http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/wea...ements_web.pdf,
    If you were dishonorably discharged from military service, you are automatically disqualified from eligibility.
    The Department of Agriculture also has a Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Preliminary Eligibility Determination on line at Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Preliminary Eligibility Determination, Division of Licensing - FDACS
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    Thanks for the input all. I intend on contacting their office 1st thing tomorrow AM to get a better underestanding of their position. A BCD is not a DD, and the ag site does not address it. The military views it as a misdemeanor.

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    I know a guy with a big chicken dinner who got his CFP in Utah. His was considered a misdemeanor by the military as well. I dont know all his specifics but Utah issued him a permit. Might be good to contact them first though. Good luck.
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    ...don't know Fla law, but the ATF on buying or owning a gun says:

    7. Person Dishonorably Discharged from the Military: A person is considered dishonorably discharged only if he or she was separated from the Armed Forces of the United States as a result of a dishonorable discharge or a dismissal adjudged by a general court-martial. This prohibition does NOT include persons with a bad conduct discharge or any other less than honorable discharge.

    ...if there was a felony involved, or drug use...that would change outcome...I'd first be sure I could own/buy a firearm under the Federal laws...then go after Fla regulations...

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    There are quite a few different types of discharges - I don't know how long you were in, or what you did, but you probably learned the basics before you got yours. From worst to best they go like this:

    Punitive Discharge:
    Dishonorable - general court martial required. Equivalent to a felony in many states. Desertion, sexual assault, murder...
    Bad Conduct - general or special court martial required. Usually no VA benefits. Often preceded by confinement in military prison.

    Administrative Discharge:
    OTH (Other Than Honorable) - worst form of administrative discharge - for misconduct (for adultery, civil matters, etc)
    General - typically for misconduct, still eligible for VA benefits, but not the GI Bill (usually for drug use)
    Honorable - self explanatory

    I'd give this a careful read, and see if any of it is even close to applying to you. Putting down something that isn't true on the application is a bad plan. Be careful....
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    I've purchased a rifle in Florida recently, and the BCD is a misdemeanor not a felony. I had two previous enlistments that are considered honorable by the VA and I receive all of my benefits based upon those previous years of service.

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    Florida licensing requirements specifically states Dishonorable Discharge. Since you received a BC Discharge, you should be able to apply without an issue.


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