What are the less-obvious ramifications to applying for a gun license?
April 22, 2010 3:50 PM Subscribe
GunFilter: What, if any, are the less-obvious ramifications of getting both a concealed-carry permit (WA state), and an alien firearms license (which is required in this case to get the permit)?
For example, I assume these licenses show up on police computers - might that change the way police interact with you under certain circumstances? Are there other aspects of life where these licenses, or the database entries created by them, might influence situations?
posted by anonymisc to law & government (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The license application process involves submitting fingerprints to the FBI, which I assume (for example) could open the door to a false-positive print match with a crimescene, however my understanding is that the FBI already has the prints of resident aliens, so the fingerprinting would not change the status quo in this case.
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