reply to post by SaturnFX
Felons: no firearms in some states after probation (some allow you to petition to get your civil rights back). State to state is different, but its
always just firearms..aka, gunpowder things..
I believe black powder rifles are also generally not in the same category as almost all other guns (atleast in most states).
It is true every state differs on firearms after felony offenses and probation. You would have to be familiar with your state laws, and then this is
what the Feds say. On page 4 of the ATF 4473 form, it says this.
"Exception to 11.c and 11.i : A person who has been convicted of a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could have imprisoned the person
for more than 1 year, or who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, is not prohibited from purchasing, receiving, or
possesing a firearm if :
(1) under the law of the jurisdiction where the conviction occurred, the person has been pardoned, the conviction has been expunged or set aside, or
the person has had their civil rights (the right to vote, sit on a jury, and hold public office) taken away and later restored AND
(2) the person is not prohibited by the law of the jurisdiction where the conviction occurred from receiving or possessing firearms. Persons subject
to this exception should answer "no" to 11.c or 11.i , as applicable."
Anyhow, check your state..you might be able to get your rights back (especially if your off probation or whatnot / done your dues....if your still on
probation, then just don't rock the boat until your off would be my advice.)
In my state (Texas), there's this type of probation called "deferred adjudication". If someone finishes DA, then the judge is required to deferr/set
aside your conviction. To my knowledge about this, you can, for example, answer "no" on an employment application truthfully.
It's different if the question asks "Have you ever been arrested....", then you have to answer yes, although you can answer "no" on the conviction
question. Also, the Texas CHL law considers DA a conviction for CHL purposes. For most Misdemeanor DA probation and Texas CHL's, you have to wait
either 3 or 5 years to be eligible for a CHL. For DA felony probation, you have to wait 10 years.
ETA - For the DA felony probation and CHL purposes in Texas, even after 10 years of the last day of your probation has passed, those who were on DA
for pretty much anything violence related or burglary related cannot get a CHL. Non-violent/non burglary crime persons who have done Felony DA and 10
years have passed since their last date of probation are still eligible for a CHL here.
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