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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The only misdemeanor that I can think of that would prevent the purchase of a firearm and that would be domestic violence.
We can thank Bill Clinton for that one.
If he only has a misdemeanor, how can he be considered a felon?
This is the best reason I can think of to stay the hell out of California.
[edit on 2010/6/9 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
There is no law that states you can't buy a firearm due to a misdemeanor. This is a case of where he was refused the sale simply on the whim of the dealer. Tell your friend to shop at another store, I bet he won't have the same problem again.
(g) It shall be unlawful for any person—
Lautenberg Amendment — 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)
Originally posted by VAPatriot2
reply to post by brainwrek
The form 4473 also asks "have you been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year."
This is an old law they are now enforcing. Be very careful. Many, many people are going to get burned on this. By filling out the 4473 and having an old misdemeanor you can be charged with a felony. Game over.