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    Denied firearm sale

    Hello all,

    I was recently denied a transaction for the sale of a firearm by TICS. I do not have a history of mental illness, nor have I ever been committed. I have also never been arrested.

    The sales person said it could be due to the fact that I was a veteran with secret clearance. Has anyone ever heard of this? Are there any other reasons that I could have been denied? I have a brother that is currently is jail for armed robbery. I've also been wondering if this could affect my background check?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abollmeyer View Post
    I have a brother that is currently is jail for armed robbery. I've also been wondering if this could affect my background check?
    Does he have a similar name? That could be a problem, although I've only heard of it resulting in delays, not denials. Then again, I've had no experience dealing with TICS, only NICS. Tennessee might have different policies.

    I don't believe having possessed a secret clearance would have any effect.
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    We both share the same last name. I would think the SSN would prevent this confusion though. Have you ever submitted an appeal with NICS? I have the form filled out online with the exception of the transaction number I am trying to get from the gun dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abollmeyer View Post
    We both share the same last name. I would think the SSN would prevent this confusion though. Have you ever submitted an appeal with NICS? I have the form filled out online with the exception of the transaction number I am trying to get from the gun dealer.
    No, I have never filed an appeal. In fact, I don't buy any guns from dealers these days; strictly private sale.

    Since the federal government lies, lies all the time, and lies even when the truth would serve it well, I'll never be convinced that they destroy the background check record like they're supposed to. That's just too much valuable information for FEDGOV to pass up...
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    It could be almost anything but I would file an appeal, I don't have the link to the website now, but well over half of denials that are appealed are reversed.

    One of the biggest problems is something that shows up but doesn't have a disposition on it.

    I wouldn't think it is the secret clearance, I have to have one for where I work and haven't had that problem.
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    It's not your clearance. You have to have a Secret clearance to pull latrine duty these days.

    The state of Tennessee doesn't even know you have such a clearance, and even if they did, what possible basis would that be for a denial?

    The overwhelming probability is that someone with a similar name and birthdate is a prohibited person. File the appeal.

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