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

Welcome to the forum
 

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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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