The right to bear arms comes from the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, the governments at the state and federal level have passed laws that limit that freedom in order to maintain the safety and health of the public.
If you make the decision to own, possess, purchase, or transfer firearms, it’s extremely important that everything is done in proper order and “by the book.” A single form completed or filed incorrectly can result in serious legal consequences in the case of firearms. If you are thinking about buying a firearm, getting your concealed carry permit, fighting a denial of either of those things, or simply need assistance in comprehending firearm laws, the Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys at Logue Law Group are your best option for getting help.
At Logue Law Group, we are familiar with firearms law. We are able to help you purchase firearms, obtain proper licensing, and handle other things related to firearms, such as transferring ownership. Sean Logue and his associates make providing you with proactive and complete legal advice and assistance a priority. They can work with you to get firearms purchase or concealed carry licensure paperwork completed properly.
Making a mistake in just one part of the paperwork to purchase a firearm can result in you being denied the right to purchase it. Worse, it can result in felony legal charges. The forms are not easy to complete, and the wording on them can be tricky. If you do not understand the questions, or do not make a connection between a sentence you have received for a crime you committed and a question on the form, you will answer incorrectly and find yourself in jail or worse. You need to talk to someone ahead of time who can explain to you how to answer each question on the form.
Don’t think the forms are a mere formality. When you apply to purchase a firearm, your criminal record is checked for violations that preclude you from owning or purchasing one. If you provide false answers on the form, even accidentally, you could be arrested.
There are more ways to get in trouble with guns than simply filling in a form wrong. If you commit a crime with a gun, you will be looked at by law enforcement and prosecutors as contributing to the illegal firearms problem in the state. Even a law-abiding citizen who makes a mistake with their gun is viewed this way. Pennsylvania law in regards to firearms is tough, and the consequences you face if you go afoul of them are severe. Not knowing the law is not accepted as an excuse; it is your responsibility as a gun owner to educate yourself.
If you have previous convictions of any kind on your criminal history, or have a history of mental illness, see Sean Logue and his associates before you apply to purchase a firearm or try to get a concealed carry permit. Sean and his team will be able to tell you if your previous conviction prevents you from possessing one, and will explain to you how to complete the application.
Don’t try to go it alone in this. Your freedom from further legal trouble is too important to leave to chance. Allow Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Sean Logue and his experienced team to assist you as you navigate the complex and confusing world of Pennsylvania and Federal gun law. They will do their best to get you the outcome you desire.