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Man To Stand Trial For Lying On Concealed Carry Permit & Gun Applications

A Rochester man will stand trial on charges he lied on applications used to obtain a concealed carry permit and to purchase a handgun. Magisterial District Judge Janet Swihart ordered Larry A. Hicks to court on 6 misdemeanor counts of unsworn falsification to authorities, and 5 felony counts of making a materially false written statement…

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Raven
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Raven

Sorry, Larry. No defense fund donations this time.

John Q Public
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John Q Public

No mention of Larry Hicks being falsely accused and arrested at Friendship Ridge or why the detectives were investigating him in the first place because charges had to be dropped that were filed by the Sheriff’s Office? I guess John Paul gave up.

spikeonline1
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spikeonline1

it has been considered Mr. Hicks has been falsely accused on the issue at Friendship Ridge but that has nothing to do with him illegally obtaining a permit from lieing on the application. He did things that would not allow him to own a firearm let alone a concealed permit. Keeping guns out of the hands of convicted criminals needs to happen. Dennis McKee

Raven
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Raven

I agree. This is a separate issue. The alleged FR false accusations and purported foolish actions by the Sheriff’s office will be addressed later in court, when they are investigated, and I support that. But he should not have now or have been carrying concealed weapon(s) or making false statements to obtain them, regardless of the botched paperwork and confusion. It was sloppy on both sides.

enlighteningone
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enlighteningone

Even if that were the case and he was falsely accused at some point in time, HE FALSIFIED INFORMATION on a legal document. Um…I don’t believe I have anything else to say. Sounds like a straight shooter to me! Pardon the pun.

DUKE
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DUKE

:think: I wonder if there was ever another person that ever put false information and got charged or is it this is an excuse to make the man a example?

whiteguy
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whiteguy

@Duke, I have heard of the state police charging for people falsifying information on the PICS forms. I am not aware of any particular cases of a Sheriff filing charges for falsifying information on a PA LTCF application. What is strange about Mr.Hicks is that PICS system approved him for both a purchase and his license to carry firearms. The way the PICS system (supposedly) works is that if any record comes up for an applicant it is researched to determine if it is a prohibiting offense. If a determination cannot be made immediately, the PICS folks will put an application into “research” for up to 15 (I may be off on that number) days, while they investigate the records and either approve or deny the application. If PICS cannot determine for certain whether a person has prohibiting offenses, they seem to error on the side of caution and deny the application and providing a form to the applicant to appeal the decision and provide additional information.

Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

Yet another waste of our tax dollars….there’s no good reason why Hicks should be facing seperate trials. All of these charges could easily be tried in a single trial.

Notherenotkidding
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Notherenotkidding

Finally, it seems that someone is doing the right thing by going after the people who falsify information get firearms, instead of blaming and punishing people who are law-abiding owners and firearm retailers.

bendovaforchange
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bendovaforchange

Investigations and corrections to all sides involved should be made so that this does not happen again.

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