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    Default Criminal record expungement and gun licensing

    Hi all,needing some advice on applying for a gun license ,about twenty years ago I was charged and convicted for an offence which I served a suspended sentence and declared unfit to possess a firearm.

    I recently had my record expunged,I want to apply for a gun license for self defence as well as shooting,do I need to declare my previous conviction even though my record has been expunged?

    Any assistance/advise would be highly appreciated

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    Default Re: Criminal record expungement and gun licensing

    I’ve heard of applications being refused for failure to declare an expunged record.

    I think it’s BS because expungement means it gets taken off your record, ie as if it didn’t exist, but logic and the CFR don’t always go hand in hand.
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    Default Re: Criminal record expungement and gun licensing

    Quote Originally Posted by Skaaphaas View Post
    I’ve heard of applications being refused for failure to declare an expunged record.

    I think it’s BS because expungement means it gets taken off your record, ie as if it didn’t exist, but logic and the CFR don’t always go hand in hand.
    To be fair, the question posed on the form is whether you have been convicted of an offence, not if you have a criminal record.
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    Default Re: Criminal record expungement and gun licensing

    Quote Originally Posted by RICKSTER View Post
    Hi all,needing some advice on applying for a gun license ,about twenty years ago I was charged and convicted for an offence which I served a suspended sentence and declared unfit to possess a firearm.

    I recently had my record expunged,I want to apply for a gun license for self defence as well as shooting,do I need to declare my previous conviction even though my record has been expunged?

    Any assistance/advise would be highly appreciated
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    Default Re: Criminal record expungement and gun licensing

    I have a criminal record, also from 25 odd years ago. Also fine and suspended sentence. Was declared unfit ( assault and one other which I will not mention).
    After 5 years the unfitness lapses.
    I declare the charges on every application I do, all have been approved.
    Honest disclosure is a requirement so best be honest.
    If in doubt, use an intermediary such as Legally Armed or similar
    When filling out the forms just be sure to have the CAS number and exact charges handy.

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    Default Re: Criminal record expungement and gun licensing

    Thanks for help,will get all the necessary paperwork when applying

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