Bristol, RI asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Rhode Island

Q: Denied a gun purchase told because a report filed by police town over that I said I threatened someone no charges filed

Just hear say from this person I do own a gun before this incident no witness's

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In your situation, where a gun purchase was denied due to a police report alleging a threat, but no charges were filed, it's important to understand the basis of this denial. Gun purchase denials can be based on various factors, including reports or records that raise concerns about an individual's eligibility to own firearms.

First, you should obtain a copy of the denial notice, which usually includes the reason for the denial. This will give you specific information about why your purchase was denied. Additionally, request a copy of the police report that was cited as the reason for the denial. Reviewing this report will help you understand the allegations made against you.

If you believe the denial was unjustified or based on inaccurate information, you may have the option to appeal the decision. The appeal process typically involves providing evidence or documentation that refutes the reasons for the denial. It would be advisable to consult with an attorney who has experience in firearms law to guide you through this process. They can help you prepare your appeal and represent your interests effectively. Remember, clear and accurate communication of your situation and any supporting evidence is key in such appeals.

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