This is a discussion on Current restrictions for gun ownership within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Per the ATF.GOV website: ATF Online - Firearms FAQs (Question B5) Are there certain persons who cannot legally receive or possess firearms and/or ammunition? [Back] ...
Per the ATF.GOV website: ATF Online - Firearms FAQs
(Question B5) Are there certain persons who cannot legally receive or possess firearms and/or ammunition? [Back]
Yes, a person who -
(1) Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year;
(2) Is a fugitive from justice;
(3) Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance;
(4) Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution;
(5) Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States or an alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa;
(6) Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
(7) Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his or her citizenship;
(8) Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner; or
(9) Has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
(10) Cannot lawfully receive, possess, ship, or transport a firearm.
Do you HONESTLY think this list will not get LARGER????
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1. War of Northern Agression 2. Coersion to ratify the 14th Amendment 3. Ratified 17th Amendment
No I do not think that this list will grow larger in my lifetime, but I'm in my 60's...can't speak of those in their 20's.
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And there a x types of discharge from military(someone please correct me if wrong);
Other than honorable
Failure to adapt?
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After finding this it looks like it is for the Navy. Maybe each branch has different discharges??? Also like to add my Navy discharge is HONORABLE..TYPES OF DISCHARGE The five types of discharge are as follows: 1. Honorable 2. General (under honorable conditions) 3. Other than honorable 4. Bad conduct 5. Dishonorable
Some personnel think because a general discharge is given under honorable conditions, it is as good as the honorable discharge itself. However, that assumption is not true. A general discharge indicates satisfactory service but not to the established standard of the Navy.
To receive an honorable discharge, you must have received a rating from good to excellent for your service to the Navy. Even though you only qualify for a general discharge, you may receive an honorable discharge under two circumstances. 1. When you are being separated because of a disability incurred in the line of duty 2. When you receive any awards for gallantry in action, heroism, or other meritorious service
You receive a general discharge when you separate from the service, under honorable conditions, without a sufficiently meritorious military record to deserve an honorable discharge. Other Than Honorable Discharge You receive an other than honorable discharge for misconduct or security reasons.
Bad Conduct Discharge
You receive a bad conduct discharge (BCD) when you separate from the service under conditions other than honorable. You receive a bad conduct discharge only by an approved sentence of a general or a special court-martial.
You receive a dishonorable discharge (DD) when you separate from the service under dishonorable conditions. You may receive a dishonorable discharge only by a general court-martial and as appropriate for serious offenses calling for dishonorable separation as part of the punishment.
EFFECTS OF THE TYPE OF DISCHARGE Some people will try to convince you (or themselves) that the type of discharge they receive will make no difference in their civilian lives. Others will tell you that a discharge under less than honorable conditions can be upgraded if they show themselves to have been good citizens for a time. How wrong they are! Although some discharges have been upgraded by the Board for Correction of Naval Records, the percentage is very low.
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If the question is whether the government can make a process more complex and time consuming then it already is the answer is "yes". Legislators live to legislate and feel compelled to create new legislation whether there is a legitimate need for it or not.
Currently in the works:
(11) Name is similar to someone on a terrorist watch list.
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Honestly? Could very easily. Nobody should fool themselves into thinking it couldn't. All of us could become criminals in a heartbeat....wanted by our own government....quite possibly even with a price on our heads. Good reasons not to trust your fellow man.Do you HONESTLY think this list will not get LARGER????