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    Question for CCW with a questionable background

    Hello all,

    I want your thoughts!

    I am a 28 year old trying to apply for my CCW in Butte County, Ca(easier than most in Ca). I have been around firearms my entire life and have great firearm safety. However, I grew up in a party town and made some dumb "kid" mistakes.
    My record:
    06' drunk in public that was just a catch and release and i was never charged
    08' i got a resisting arrest charge(i never resisted at all) and this has been expunged from my record
    09' drunk in public that i was released from in the morning and never charged.

    **(please refrain from judging. it was definitely mistakes made on my part but i never harmed anyone or anything)

    Since, i have been spotless with not even a speeding ticket. I have gone through Respiratory therapy with more than 3.5 gpa, and been licensed in health care by the state of california.


    Do i have a chance at obtaining my CCW?

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    if you were never charged... not sure how you'd fail the background check...

    but remember that being drunk and having guns at the same time is a bad idea... in fact being drunk is a bad idea all on its own.

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    Well it appears Butte County is shall issue under their official CCW Policy

    http://www.buttecounty.net/Portals/2...pplication.pdf

    Although you must list your arrests and disposition. From the wording of their published policy, which I believe but don't quote me, is required under CA law that they have a clear policy published for issuance, it appears you would have no issue. I would just apply, it's been 5 years since your last issue, that's a long time staying out of trouble, none of the charges were something that disqualifies you from owning a gun. I say you stand a chance but CA is always a crap shoot,
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Well it appears Butte County is shall issue under their official CCW Policy

    http://www.buttecounty.net/Portals/2...pplication.pdf

    Although you must list your arrests and disposition. From the wording of their published policy, which I believe but don't quote me, is required under CA law that they have a clear policy published for issuance, it appears you would have no issue. I would just apply, it's been 5 years since your last issue, that's a long time staying out of trouble, none of the charges were something that disqualifies you from owning a gun. I say you stand a chance but CA is always a crap shoot,
    Thanks for the responses. I would never drink and carry!

    Does anyone know if a letter of recommendation from a retired highway patrol help my cause? I really dont want to be denied.

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    I'm 27 I had some bumps when I was younger, I straightened out and a few years later I took my class with the thought that something would pop up from my past. It took 11 weeks but I finally got mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctijerina View Post
    I'm 27 I had some bumps when I was younger, I straightened out and a few years later I took my class with the thought that something would pop up from my past. It took 11 weeks but I finally got mine.
    In/from California?
    I am responsible for my writing, not your understanding of it.

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    Sorry from Texas

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    Anyone else have any thoughts?

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