The Truth About Guns
TTAG Reader Shawn writes from the Land of Lincoln:
"My concealed carry license application was denied. I can forward you the full explanation of reasons of possible denial but the short version is: I was arrested 6 years ago for domestic battery, charges were dropped. I was admitted voluntarily for a week to a psychiatric ward ten years ago. That's it. Anyway, I'm in the process of figuring out how to appeal it. In that process, aside from contacting the Illinois State Police, I sent an email to the folks over at Illinois Carry. They in turn forwarded my info to the NRA, and I just got off the phone with a nice lady over there. They're putting together of a list of some bullsh*t denials to see what they can do about it." Watch this space.
It seems to me the "charges were dropped" can mean a lot of things. That's exactly why may-issue is so important. Many people who have not sustained the requisite felony conviction are absolutely unfit to own guns and carry them in public. The arresting officer in this case might have had information about the man that is relevant.
An arrest for domestic battery is not like a simple restraining order. An angry wife can sometimes get a restraining order for little or no reason, but people aren't arrested by the cops and taken to jail for domestic battery for no reason.
All right, let's hear it. Let's hear the pro-gun support of wife-beating thugs who want carry permits.