Originally Posted by Travalanche
Okay, I have talked to some people I know about this as well since posting and they all don't see why I couldn't buy one.
I only have $300 saved up currently so I am still a ways off from being able to afford one but in the next paycheck or two I'll go ahead and try but if they don't let me I will then get a lawyer involved.
Just my .02 but you may want to consult with an attorney before trying the purchase. He can counsel you on the state, federal and local requirements. Just because you can truthfully answer the 4473 questions doesn't mean a state or local background check won't turn up something negative, I don't know how your state works but here in New Jersey a separate Mental health record check is standard procedure. The other reason I suggest speaking with the attorney first is that it may be easier to clear whatever is there before getting a purchase denial than after...if you get denied now you have 2 problems to deal with.
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