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    Default Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    Greetings from Philadelphia,

    Earlier this week I was arrested and placed into police custody in reference to shots being fired in my neighborhood - the shots WERE fired by me after reassembling my pistol to switch out a damaged firing pin - I informed the arresting police officer that I did discharge my firearm AND provided the police officer with the empty casing. I do have my license to carry firearms.

    They confiscated my pistol AND my license (stated it was police procedure). After investigating, the police stated that they decided not to file charges. They told me that I could just file a motion to have my pistol and the casing returned to me. When I asked to have my license returned to me, I was told that the gun permits unit would reach out to me... This kind of worries me.

    My question is this: could my license to carry firearms be revoked, despite not being charged with an offense?

    I briefly spoke with an attorney; the attorney says that revoking my license to carry could be a possibility, but the likelihood of it would be "unfounded," seeing as how I don't have a previous arrest or criminal record AND I was not charged with a crime.

    Has anyone had any similar experiences? Thanks in advance for any response or advice.

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    So this was an AD or intentional?
    Just curious.

    Regardless I would be prepared to have your LTCF revoked. Philly will revoke for far less than this. There have been people that have had their licence revoked for being the victim of theft. Personally I would be getting funds prepared to hire an attorney.
    Last edited by God's Country; April 22nd, 2017 at 08:33 AM.

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    Kiss it goodbye. Bonehead move on your part.

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    Did this happen in your back yard?
    Quote Originally Posted by cdi View Post
    A drop leg holster? A big clue indicating an Operator operating operationally, of course.

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by DukeConnor View Post
    Kiss it goodbye. Bonehead move on your part.

    ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^
    The constitution was not written for the times, it was written to stand the test of time

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    Not what you want to hear but they will revoke your LTCF,Prepare now for an appeal ! Good Luck you have a 50/50 chance to get it reinstated ! MDT

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    This was intentional. Replaced my firing pin.

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by justineastwick View Post
    The arrest happened in my driveway. The actual discharging of my firearm happened in a wooded area.
    So, you're a shade tree gunsmither.

    Seriously though, why were you in the woods working on a handgun?
    Quote Originally Posted by cdi View Post
    A drop leg holster? A big clue indicating an Operator operating operationally, of course.

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    I would be shocked if they did not revoke. Just because it's Philly and any excuse will do.

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    Default Re: Possible Revocation of License to Carry Firearms?

    I didn't really want to go into too much detail of why, but I'll keep it brief: damaged firing pin; gun discharging even when the trigger was not pulled - it's my personal carry weapon, so I did not want to risk that, nor did I want to risk it going off in my house and hurting my kids or my neighbors.

    Took it to a secluded area where I could actually minimize damage to property and loss of life.

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