Just go ahead and get it.
This is a discussion on Security Clearance and CCW within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi ladies and gents, new here to the board and the ccw world. I’ve been trying to figure out if obtaining a ccw permit would ...
Hi ladies and gents, new here to the board and the ccw world. I’ve been trying to figure out if obtaining a ccw permit would hinder me obtaining security clearance for a new job. Should I hold off on getting my ccw until I have obtained my security clearance?
Just go ahead and get it.
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Theres nothing illegal or unethical about a CHL, nor does it indicate a susceptibility to compromise national security, so it should not be an issue.
I had a clearance when I applied for mine and I think it helped my CHL go through. No problems or discussion with my security folks. I would say go for it!
To the best of my knowledge, it's not a "criterion".
I once talked to a guy in usenet who had a friend who was being processed for a TS. The numbskull who interviewed him, told him that his being in the NRA would keep him from getting his clearance. I told the guy to have his friend SPECIFICALLY ask the guy from DIS if being an NRA member was a "criterion". I was an FSO at the time and knew it wasn't. Word came back not too much later that he'd gotten his TS. If being gay or belonging to a wife swapping club weren't criteria (and I knew from my DIS rep that they weren't), I KNEW that being in the NRA wasn't. Likewise having a CCW credential.
No, I proudly show mine, at gun shows, because it also shows that you have had a background check.
I maintained a security clearance for several years in the military. I can’t imagine any conflict whatsoever, other than Eric Holder seems to pursue law abiding citizens and government agents, more than he does with criminals. Ok, the last part I was sorta kidding. Apply away my friend and join the growing list.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
No, mine was top secret had a CC permit still do...since im not working on sensitive stuff anymore its downgraded but I still have a clearance and still have the C permit.
I've had a PA LTCF since 1996...and carried a Secret Clearance with the DoD for my last 13 years on the job before retiring in 2008.
Never a problem...
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Never had a problem.
That said, some anti-RKBA supervisor might just not select someone for any reason, as long as they don't admit it -- just picked someone who fit better.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
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Your ccw permit is by a state government. The clearance is for the feds.
If the feds can't catch the scumbag Christmas day bomber terrorist (opps, I mean Mr. Alleged Perpetrator) because the CIA is not talking to Homeland Security, then I doubt anyone will red flag your clearance due to a permit app.
Not at all; just go a get your CCW whenever you want.
"The Second Amendment: America's Original Homeland Security"