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Q: Does one have to disclose an entry in the Domestic Violence Record Keeping Sys when applying for a firearms permit?

More than 15 years ago, my oldest daughter lied to Judge Ross in Orange, MA, District Court and obtained a 209A order against me. It was never violated. Judge Ross vacated the order upon my motion after learning that my daughter had lied. I do not have a probation record. I understand that I do appear in the Domestic Violence Record Keeping System. Do I have to disclose this when applying for an FID Card or a license to carry firearms in Massachusetts?

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Brian Waller
Brian Waller
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Worcester, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: You could request a CORI or CARI report before applying for an FID card so you know what is there. In all likelihood, unless the 209A restraining order was vacated by the judge and the judge ordered the records removed, it would likely appear on your report. I would suggest speaking with an attorney who specializes in FID applications/firearms law, as they will be better able to tell you if you should disclose that proactively.

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