Concealed Carry, Firearms Purchase, and LEO Hiring

Concealed Carry, Firearms Purchase, and LEO Hiring

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    Concealed Carry, Firearms Purchase, and LEO Hiring

    Hi everyone. I've been a long time reader, but this is my first official post.

    I just turned 21 and have been saving up for my first handgun purchase. As I was mulling over the prospect, several possible concerns arose, this being the primary one:

    I hope to eventually become a federal LEO after I graduate college. In light of the rather rigorous hiring process, I was thinking that owning firearms, particularly pistols, may be a bit of a hinderance. They might reason, incorrectly of course, that I desire to become an LEO for the power of a badge and gun.

    I was just wondering if any of you might have some thoughts on the matter. As I'm currently in school anyway, and cannot have a gun on campus, waiting a little while wouldn't be that difficult.

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    I wouldn't consider that at all to be a negative on you in the application process.
    They will be looking at a whole lot of other things in making their hire/no hire decision.
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    I can't imagine that it would have a negative impact on you attempting a career in Federal LE.

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    It doesnt matter a hill of beans. There are plenty of other indicators if you have that problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    It doesnt matter a hill of beans. There are plenty of other indicators if you have that problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    It doesnt matter a hill of beans. There are plenty of other indicators if you have that problem.
    10-4. I'm a federal LEO and I applied for my handgun permit the day after I turned 21.
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    Having your CCW Permit and owning firearms weren't even an issue when I applied.

    As Sixto said, there are lots of other indicators.

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    Yep usually the cape and spandex underwear are dead giveaways
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    They might just reason that you like guns and that you like to shoot. I could never find fault with that.
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    Sounds like I may be able to put my savings to good use sooner than expected. Thanks a lot for the replies!

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    It shouldnt have a negitive impact. Having your permit is your right. Good luck.

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    I wouldn't worry to much about that. Just keep a good level head, and you should do just fine.

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    Hello and welcome aboard, dont sweat it,
    If you went out and purchased 10 guns in one day then yea that might throw up a red flag somewhere, but owning and buying a weapon is not an issue

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    Shoot, they hired me! Not federal, but government nonetheless. Of course, the psychological test did ask me all the wrong questions . . .
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