Reasons for Denial of Utah CCW permit
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    Reasons for Denial of Utah CCW permit

    I found a list of the reasons why someone could be denied a CCW permit in the state of Utah. I only remember half of these from my class so I thought I would post them here for anyone that might want to know.

    1.A DUI conviction within the past 6 years.
    2.Any Felony conviction (a crime with a jail term exceeding 1-year).
    3.Any conviction for a crime involving Domestic Violence in any state.
    4.A conviction for a crime of Moral Turpetude (fraud, theft, tax evasion, issuing bad checks, robbery, bribery, perjury, extortion, arson, criminal mischief, falsifying government records, forgery, receiving stolen property, burglary, vandalism, kidnapping).
    5.If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest (a Wanted Person, or fugitive from justice).
    6.If you have a conviction for a Crime of Violence, or are a danger to yourself or others due to a past pattern of behavior or threats involving unlawful violence (including threats or attempts of suicide); or a juvenile delinquency in the past 7 years for an offense that would be violent if an adult.
    7.If you are the current subject of a Protective Order.
    8.If you have any conviction for any offense involving a Weapons Violation.
    9.If you have a conviction for any offense involving unlawful use of or possession of Narcotics or a controlled substance.
    10.You can not have been adjudicated by a state or federal court as being Mentally Incompetent to stand trial, been committed to a mental institution, or found not guilty by reason of insanity for a felony.
    11.If you are not qualified to purchase or possess a dangerous weapon or handgun pursuant to federal law (a Restricted Person).
    12.You can not be an Illegal Alien.
    13.You can not have been Dishonorably Discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces.
    14.You can not have Renounced your U.S. Citizenship.

    This list came from the website.
    Time to add FireMarshall Bill to the block list.

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    Seems like exactly the reasons you'd expect.

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    This list has been ubdated since being posted to Utah Conceal and many instructors still don't know about the change. It's been in effect for a year. If you don't believe me then call BCI.

    As long as you have not been convicted of a felony or sexual offense, then certain time frames apply for misdemeanor crimes.

    Below is from I suggest you read the rest from the site.

    "(b) If the applicant does not meet the qualifications set forth in Subsection 53-5-704(2)(a) because the applicant has been convicted of a crime, the bureau may find that mitigating circumstances exist if the applicant was not convicted of a registerable sex offense, as defined in Subsection 77-27-21.5(1)(n), and the following time periods have elapsed from the date the applicant was convicted or released from incarceration, parole, or probation, whichever occurred last:

    (i) five years in the case of a class A misdemeanor;

    (ii) four years in the case of a class B misdemeanor; or

    (iii) three years in the case of any other misdemeanor or infraction.

    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision, the bureau may not grant a permit if the applicant does not meet the qualifications in Subsection 53-5-704(2)(a)(viii).

    53-5-704(2)(a)(viii). is not qualified to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to Section 76-10-503 and federal law."

    Here's a link to 76-10-503

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    And just to clear any confusion; Although a misdemeanor, A Domestic Violence conviction means you are a restricted person under federal law.

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    Mar 2011
    State of Confusion
    Pretty much the same in every state. So much for "shall-issue."

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    You forgot the fact that you need a resident permit in the state you live if you are applying for a non-resident permit (if your state has reciprocity)

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    Jan 2008
    Honolulu, HI & Salt Lake City, UT
    Quote Originally Posted by Just-A-Jeep View Post
    You forgot the fact that you need a resident permit in the state you live if you are applying for a non-resident permit (if your state has reciprocity)
    Good point. Any questions can be answered by UT BCI 801-965-4445. They're usually very friendly and helpful.
    "A few well placed shots with a .22LR is a lot better than a bunch of solid misses with a .44 mag!" Glock Armorer, NRA Chief RSO, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloading Rifle, Muzzleloading Shotgun, and Home Firearm Safety Training Counselor

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    Ok here's a question for you guys,I know this is a old post but I'll bring it back alive.
    So when I was 19 I did something completely stupid and was convicted of a non violent felony,that was 28 yrs ago,I was given what they call a sis,suspended imposition of sentence,so they told me if I stayed out of trouble it would be removed from my record. So in 2009 I finally applied for my cpl in wa state and was given my cpl in about 3 weeks,went to buy a pistol and was denied by NICS,I didn't contest the denial as I had to leave and go back to work,backing up a bit,I was told that when I apply for anything to put no,not convicted,and that's what I did on my cpl application. So while I was home this last time I went to attempt to purchase another pistol,filled out all the paperwork and they submitted it to nics,it took along time and the clerk told me it would probably be denied or put on hold,so after it tried 23 times,automated reply,it came back as a proceed. So my question would be,on the non resident application for a Utah permit,should I do the same and put no on the question as to if I was convicted? By the way I have never been in any trouble with the law since my one stupid mistake, I hold a 1600 ton masters license and run large vessels in the Bering Sea, I am required to have thourgh back ground checks my the Coast Guard every 5 yrs to maintain my masters license. Hopefully one of you guys on this great forum can give me a good answer. Thank you.

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    I should also add that the state I got into trouble was Alaska,when I was given that sis after 3 yrs that sis turned into a set aside conviction. I know on all applications when it asks about if you have been convicted,it has some exceptions,I think it's exception 11,it states that if a person has had their conviction expunged,or set aside they are to answer no. So my question would be,on the Utah application although it says nothing about expunged or set asides,would I still say no,it seems if you say yes it would cause a denial automatically.

  11. You can also get denied for an unreadable fingerprint card. After I got mine, I got sent a letter that said they found the prints to be "unreadable" and included two more blank fingerprint cards, and they said if I didn't get a better set of fingerprints sent in really soon, they'd deny my permit.

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