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    Legality Issue

    Hi,

    I'm new here so please be respectful.

    I am currently researching firearms for my job.

    Recently, I check my record with out a surprise. My concern is that when I was 14 I was charged with Class-3 Misdemeanor of Harassment. The charge was for a fight but I was charged with harassment Class-3 mainly because my parents pushed for it. The School Resource Officer was unwilling to charge. I have never committed crime since and it has been 6 years since being taken off probation as a minor. I am 20 years old now and turning 21 soon. I work for a Private Security Firm and need to be armed on my 21st birthday. I also when I was a minor voluntarily checked myself into a Mental health Treatment Center. My parents are abusive and try to push there will on me. I have since then been a normal person with no issues. My concern there is that a court or even NICS could unlawfully pass judgement since I was never deemed Mentally defective by any court. I refused to lie just to get into the Marines so under that statement there I am not mentally defective according to federal law. (Being able to enter a legally binding contract). Any advice? I am also looking to get class-3 weapons or weapon accessories for my gear. Any advice there? Can they disqualify me for owning a class-3 if I can legally own and posses a handgun or rifle?

    I am working on expunging my Juvenal record.

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated. I aspire to be future law enforcement. I am strong willed and have ethics unlike most of American employees.

    I know people will say I shouldn't own a firearm because of seeking mental health therapy when I was a minor but I find it rude and inconsiderate because I AM NORMAL. JUST HAD ABUSIVE PARENTS.

    Thanks,
    NICKO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicko_Boy View Post
    Hi,

    I'm new here so please be respectful.

    I am currently researching firearms for my job.

    Recently, I check my record with out a surprise. My concern is that when I was 14 I was charged with Class-3 Misdemeanor of Harassment. The charge was for a fight but I was charged with harassment Class-3 mainly because my parents pushed for it. The School Resource Officer was unwilling to charge. I have never committed crime since and it has been 6 years since being taken off probation as a minor. I am 20 years old now and turning 21 soon. I work for a Private Security Firm and need to be armed on my 21st birthday. I also when I was a minor voluntarily checked myself into a Mental health Treatment Center. My parents are abusive and try to push there will on me. I have since then been a normal person with no issues. My concern there is that a court or even NICS could unlawfully pass judgement since I was never deemed Mentally defective by any court. I refused to lie just to get into the Marines so under that statement there I am not mentally defective according to federal law. (Being able to enter a legally binding contract). Any advice? I am also looking to get class-3 weapons or weapon accessories for my gear. Any advice there? Can they disqualify me for owning a class-3 if I can legally own and posses a handgun or rifle?

    I am working on expunging my Juvenal record.

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated. I aspire to be future law enforcement. I am strong willed and have ethics unlike most of American employees.

    I know people will say I shouldn't own a firearm because of seeking mental health therapy when I was a minor but I find it rude and inconsiderate because I AM NORMAL. JUST HAD ABUSIVE PARENTS.

    Thanks,
    NICKO

    I'm sorry that this happened to you...
    YOUR parents pushed for it??
    Was it to "teach you a lesson"?

    As an educator, I run into this scenario quite often: Parents call police when their child breaks a law thinking that by doing so the child will be "scared straight". Then the child is a) arrested and/or, b) convicted of something that should have been handled by the parents as a private matter within the family and, much later in life, the child has to jump through massive hoops to get the record expunged... if they even can have it removed.

    Recently, a student of mine was fighting with his sister... as brothers and sisters tend to do at some point in their life; during the verbal argument the young man pushed his sister aside as he tried to leave his house. The parents thought it wise to involve the local PD so that the young man would learn to face his problems instead of leaving the scene. The student ended up in jail from May to July... losing 1/2 a year in credits in the process. The student's mom detailed to me that she wanted the student to be talked to and helped... instead he ended up in jail and was abused by other inmates while there. He is now a very angry young man ...with a record.

    The moral to this story is DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE... they are not your friends. Yes, there are a few situations where law enforcement may need to be involved... but before they are called, think long and hard about ALL of the ramifications of doing so. Remember that once you involve the authorities, you lose control of the prosecution and it will most likely cause you to lose the relationship. I've never seen one get better after doing so...

    I wish you success in getting the record expunged. I think the best course of action would be to speak with an attorney who knows both Federal and State gun laws. You may have to spend some cash though... maybe entirely worth it so that it is done correctly.
    Last edited by DrTodd; 10-08-2012 at 08:58 PM.
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

    "Though defensive violence will always be a 'sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." -Saint Augustine

    Disclaimer I am not a lawyer! Please do not consider anything you read from me to be legal advice.

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