I am pastor of a church; I carry large sums of money to bank at least 2-3 times a week. As a businessman, I was robbed once. I could very well be a target for the automobile I drive and my appearance.
Pastor of a church, real danger to society there.
I answered all questions on the gun permit application truthfully. The previous referred to in the denial letter occurred more than thirty years ago.
Previously denied for a permit 30 years ago when the city was may-issue? This is now a ground for denial? This is illegal.
I don’t think it was right for them to take my license. I was the victim. They came into my home and I shot a warning shot.
So someone breaks into your home, you fire a warning shot (admittedly not wise) and that’s ground for a permit revocation?
The reason why my gun was left in my car was due to the fact that my brother asked me to watch my nephew for a few minutes and I was on my way out. My nephew likes to grab on me and hang on me and I was afraid he would grab my weapon. I never leave my weapon in my vehicle and would never do it again.
Leaving a gun in a locked vehicle is grounds for revocation of a license?
I was wrongly accused of being a bartender. I was not arrested or charged with any crime.
So we’re denying based on profession?
There’s an old saying we often tell children: if you can’t play with the toy nicely, you can’t have the toy. The end result of this is going to be the character and reputation clause being removed, since the City of Philadelphia is incapable of not abusing it. Most of these folks have arrests, many of them long long ago. Arrests should not be grounds for denying a fundamental constitutional right. The character and reputation clause is therefore unconstitutional, and should be removed from the Uniform Firearms Act.
Whether the City realizes it or not, they have given actual hard evidence that yes, they are abusing the permit process, and with that hard evidence, we are going to redouble our efforts to stop them from doing it. There can be no negotiation on closing the Florida Loophole until this abuse is taken seriously.