Originally Posted by rnoldh
To Crane and the Lawyers out there.
Do any of you know if Z would be able to keep his CCW if he is convicted of a non-minor misdemeanor.
If we're talking about a domestic violence charge the answer is no. He also won't be owning any guns or ammo either. At least legally. Other misdemeanors may or may not be a problem.
Originally Posted by Ataturk
A misdemeanor domestic violence conviction would probably disqualify him from possessing a firearm under federal law. But he could still ccw a knife! I think.
In my state we have concealed carry weapons permits. We can pretty much carry anything that is considered/defined as a dangerous weapon. The only exception would be devices that are considered illegal to own by fed law. An "ordinary" pocket knife is not considered a weapon in my state. Now if the blade on a folder is over 4 inches then it's not considered to be "ordinary" anymore and is considered a weapon. I can carry just about any single edged fixed blade knife openly. Carrying it concealed is not allowed without a CCW permit. Having a CCW permit allows me to carry double edged fixed blades which are considered weapons here. Same goes for push knives, dirks daggers and so on. Without a permit it's a felony to carry any of these open or concealed.
It's pretty confusing. LOL!
If he loses his permit and ends up with a conviction that precludes him from gun ownership he better do his homework if he wants to carry a knife. A "simple and ordinary" pocket knife may very well end up getting him a felony weapons charge.