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My name is***** was honorably discharged from the Army in July 2016 with a chapter 13. I was investigated for larceny by CID and they said it was founded and handed it over to my commander for action where he gave me a field grade Article 15. I was never convicted of a crime. I recently tried to purchase a firearm and was denied because of a NICS check which said I had an FBI arrest. Also I am trying to become an EMT and I can't with a FBI record.
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An arrest for theft is not a basis to deny firearms purchase.
Period.

But I am not sure I understand your specific question.

Can you speak on the phone? This would allow me to address your concerns directly. There is a nominal ($5) additional charge. I do not time my phone calls...we can converse until you receive the information you need.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am willing to talk on the phone.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I have declined the $59 offer.

great...there may be an "offer" on your screen for a phone call for $59...if you close or decline that, I can send you the offer for $5....

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Great...give it a few mins to propagate

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It still says $59.

It should show up now...it takes a few mins

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