My neighbor was denied in a handgun purchase a few weeks ago. He said he had plead guilty to misdemeanor RS14:35 Simple Battery and completed his sentance back in '02 or '03. After his denial he requested a copy of his crininal background check from the local sheriffs office . As he thought , his record was clean except for the RS14:35 simple battery charge . He and I have searched the web to find if this is the reason he was denied a purchase and have come up empty handed . Anyone know of any reason for this , and if it stopped his purchase of a handgun would it keep him from buying a long gun ?