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Gun Board Denies Concealed Carry Permit to Michigan Man, Not Because of Criminal Convictions but for His ‘Pattern of Behavior’

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Gun Board Denies Concealed Carry Permit to Michigan Man, Not Because of Criminal Convictions but for His ‘Pattern of Behavior’

Board member Wallace Duffin defended his decision to the newspaper, saying the permit was denied due to Askins’ “pattern of behavior of 24 years.

For Askins though, his application for a concealed carry permit was still decided upon by a county gun board. According to the Grand Rapids Press, Askins might not have a convicted criminal history but he has more than a dozen run-ins with the police:

The concealed weapons license applicant was questioned about allegedly hiring a hit-man to injure an ex-girlfriend in 1988, about various episodes of harassment and intimidation alleged by an ex-wife and about an ex-wife’s personal protection order. The panel inquired about a suspected breaking and entering at an ex-wife’s property, a suspected larceny from an ex-wife and a domestic dispute with a girlfriend.

“I’ve been with a lot of girlfriends and it just doesn’t ever work,” Askins explained during his Thursday, March 5, interview with the board.

The newspaper reported that Askin’s application was denied unanimously, 3-0, by the board.

“It’s crazy [to be denied] because I’ve had a couple little incidents,” Askins told the Press. “I’ve never done anything wrong. Half the time, I called the police department. [Gun board members] are the ones that think they know it all. Those guys don’t know what they’re talking about.”

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