Thank you, C.
Under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), the only individuals denied firearms are listed below (again):(1) a person convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year;
(2) a person who is a fugitive from justice;
(3) a person who is an unlawful user of or who is addicted to a controlled substance;
(4) a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been admitted
to a mental institution;
(5) an alien who is unlawfully in the United States or who has been admitted to the
United States under a nonimmigrant visa;
(6) a person who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable
(7) a person who, having been a citizen of the United States, renounces his citizenship;
(8) a person subject to a court order that was issued after a hearing in which the person
participated, which order restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening
an intimate partner or partner’s child, and which order includes a finding that the
person is a credible threat to such partner or partner’s child, or by its terms prohibits
the use, attempted use or threatened use of such force against such partner or
(9) a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
In addition, NH has its own version which is essentially the same, and in addition, it is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a felony and/or who is subject of a court protective to own, possess or control any firearm.
If you are being denied wrongly, then one can file an administrative request with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to review the matter in writing
. I know you have called and sent an email, but it is important that a written letter be sent to:
99 New York Avenue, NE
...with a copy to:
Manchester Field Office
Resident Agent in Charge
XXXXX 2nd Floor
In it, one may also request an administrative appeal of the decision, and the office should respond.
If ATF for some reason upholds the ban and no administrative appeal is successful, the next step is to file a Writ of Mandamus
in federal court. This type of petition requests that the Court order an agency to do its job properly, and, if there is nothing that should stop you from obtaining the firearm under the law, the AFT should allow it per Court order.
If finances are an issue, NH Bar has some programs for reduced fees: here
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck. Hopefully, this will be handled simply via original letter.
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