Can I be denied a license to carry a firearm if I have a DUI in Pennsylvania ?

Asked on June 5, 2009 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I could find no such prohibition for a DUI.  The closet I found was a section of the law that lists several factors which preclude issuance of a license including, but not limited to, being a habitual drunkard or abuser of controlled substances.  I also found a section which states that persons convicted of drunk driving three times within a five-year period may possess but may not purchase a firearm.  Looks like you should be able to get licensed.

To be sure you could check with an attorney that practices in PA.


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