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Old 11-27-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default Can a concicted felon ever own a gun again?

I know a couple of people that have felony convictions and wouldnt mind being able to own a gun some time. But I and they ar under the impression that they will never be able to do that again. Is this correct?

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:53 AM   #2
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Yep, convicted felons cant own firearms ever again

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:54 AM   #3
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in my county, it is up to the discretion of the sheriff.

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:10 AM   #4
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Federal law, convicted felons can't own firearms, trumps any state law.

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:13 AM   #5
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Actually, depending on the conviction type and the willingness of the person, you CAN have your civil liberties restored!!

But, it's not easy...

In the end, it takes a TON of court proceedings, tons of filings, tons of character witnesses and endorsements, and LOTS of money and time (about $15,000 and up from some I've heard). And, you cannot have a felony that is either drug or violence related, or one related to treason or dishonorable discharge from the armed services. And, most times it's for a first offense, non-violent ONLY. Of course, any judge along the line can deny the motion and it can be killed by the Law Enforcement athourity at any time as well.

I'll have to look for the exact process forms, but you can do it. It's just nearly impossible to do. Keep in mind this is not having a "felon" owning a gun, but a reversal of the removal of civil liberties lost during conviction. This also does not wipe a conviction off your record. And, if most gun shops see this, they will not take the time to research further so you can still be denied the legal gun purchase.

Federal law still holds either way: A convicted felon cannot legally own a gun except with this one loophole, but they are still convicted of their crime. It's essentially pleading down a sentence after the fact, but the conviction stays on record.

Yeah, it's not perfect, but then again someone who has committed a crime should've thought about that before hand

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1) Whether a person who has been convicted of a felony is eligible to obtain a handgun permit under G.S. 14-404 or G.S. 14-409.3?


No, or not until he has obtained relief from the disability imposed by Federal law, form the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and satisfies the Sheriff or Clerk of the Superior Court that he meets all the requirements of G.S. 14-404; G.S. 14-409.3 and G.S. 14-415.1.

so you can, but as neo stated it would be quite expensive and probably take months of litigation. if one gets permission from the u.s. treasury, they will still have to be approved by the sheriff or clerk of superior court.

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Old 11-27-2009, 05:06 AM   #7
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Question:Can a convicted felon ever own a gun again?
Answer: Yes. They do all the time,all over the place!
Oh, you meant LEGALLY OWN a gun ever again.

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Old 11-27-2009, 05:47 AM   #8
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If it were me I would give it a shot.

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Old 11-27-2009, 02:54 PM   #9
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in michigan you can get a CC license if you havn't had a felony in the last 8 yrs.. (depends on the felony) you can't ever get a cc if you have a felony with a firearm.

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Quote:
Question:Can a convicted felon ever own a gun again?
Answer: Yes. They do all the time,all over the place!
Oh, you meant LEGALLY OWN a gun ever again.
Of course the legal part of it was implied.
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