View Full Version : Can you buy with a DUI???

02-14-2009, 10:29 PM
OK so here is the story. My uncle asked me if he could buy a handgun if he got a DUI about a year ago. I told him that I have no clue but, would try to find out. He is still on probation to my knowledge...

He is taking a guard course in a month and the "recruiter" said it would be no problem.

How does this work? Anyone know how he can find out?

Thanks ahead of time

02-14-2009, 10:32 PM
seems early straight-up DUIs with no accident or injury are charged as Misdemeanors (or plead down to misdemeanor), so the answer might be yes.

02-14-2009, 10:45 PM
So it sounds like you are saying that there are felony DUI's and misdemeanor DUI's. I will have to find out more about his situation. But, I have never thought about it before.

02-14-2009, 10:56 PM
First offense I'm assuming?

02-14-2009, 10:57 PM
I unfortunately am in the DUI club and am still able to purchase firearms.

There are felony DUIs however. If there were any serious injuries, fatalities or serious property damage that will usually result in the felony DUI.

I believe there are other circumstances that can result in a felony DUI.

02-14-2009, 11:02 PM
Misdemeanor DUIs are not a problem. DUIs with injury or DUI with three or more priors are felonies and will obviously keep someone from being able to pass the background check.

02-14-2009, 11:04 PM
Depends on if it were a felony as has been mentioned another issue might be if he were on probation

02-15-2009, 2:37 PM
He should be fine as long as it was a misdemeanor.

02-15-2009, 7:48 PM
I have a DUI also you can buy a gun as long as it was a misdemeanor, if his blood alcohol was higher than .200 then its a felony. Just make sure it was a
misdemeanor and your good to go.

02-15-2009, 7:50 PM
if his blood alcohol was higher than .200 then its a felony.

No it's not.

02-15-2009, 9:23 PM
Sounds like your uncle should be good to go, as long as he continues to steer clear of DUI's. No pun intended. :)

02-15-2009, 10:06 PM
A DUI conviction shouldn't be an issue unless it is a felony OR there are conditions in the probation regarding such. Best bet would be to have your uncle clear it with his PO before he buys a gun to be safe.

02-15-2009, 11:03 PM
to be sure, he can send in a Personal Firearms Eligibility Check (http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/forms/pdf/pfecapp.pdf)Application


02-16-2009, 10:29 AM
a first time offense dui without accident or injury hes probaly ok...if its his second they sometimes nail you with a felony....