This is my first post and let me start it off by saying I am not a uneducated loser by any means and I'm writing this to vent..... 15 days ago I went to a local gun dealer to purchase an "arm", not a "firearm" as described in 26 USC 5645(http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/5845). I settled on a H&K P30 9mm and gladly paid the hefty price. The owner of the store then told me he was going on vacation and wouldn't submit my paperwork until he returned from over the pond. In the mean time I purchased several accessories and 500 rounds of ammo. Fast forward 2 weeks. This morning I went into the shop to check in with him and see how his vacation went and he delivered me the bad news.... FBI NCIS denied my request to purchase a pistol and gave no reason why. I have all the necessary documents to purchase and own an arm so I was confused as to why I was denied. I filed my appeal as soon as I received this news by logging onto the FBI website. I believe I was denied based on the fact that I just plead nolo to a charge, a cultivation charge(I'm a MMC by the way). As part of my plea I had to pay fines and was told by my lawyer that if I didn't get in trouble for the next year that the case would be sealed. He also told me that because I took the nolo plea that I would not have to disclose any facts of the case to anyone when applying for work and was assured it would not count against me for purchasing an arm. The Department of Health didn't revoke my MMC license either as it was not a guilty plea.... Well it looks like its biting me in the ass now. I follow all state laws and without getting into my case too much was the victim of illegal search and seizure after a forced entry(no warrant) by the US Marshalls. They backed me into a corner and pretty much forced me to take the plea upon fear of them seriously destroying someones life who I care about more than anyone in this world. They even went as far as sending letters to this persons place of employment and she was going to lose her job if I didn't take the deal. They knew they were going to lose the case in court which is why they resorted to such dirty tactics. They Blackmailed me and coerced me into taking the plea. Doesn't sound like justice or fair and unbiased to me now does it. The foundation of our American Government, its purpose, form and structure are found in the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution, written in 1787, is the "supreme law of the land" because no law may be passed that contradicts its principles. No person or government is exempt from following it. The Constitution establishes a federal democratic republic form of government. That is, we have an indivisible union of 50 sovereign States. It is a democracy because people govern themselves. It is representative because people choose elected officials by free and secret ballot. It is a republic because the Government derives its power from the people. The purpose of our Federal Government, as found in the Preamble of the Constitution, is to "establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity." In order to achieve this purpose the Founding Fathers established three main principles on which our Government is based: Inherent rights: Rights that anyone living in America has; Self Government: Government by the people; and Separation of Powers: Branches of government with different powers. Now I am in limbo, waiting on my appeal, and my $1000 dollars is tied up. Is there anything I can do to help my case? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.