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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 03:52 PM

Originally posted by ShadellacZumbrum
reply to post by Bassago

I am not sure if that is a state or national law. I am sure that someone here may know the answer to that.

But I do know that Felons can possess a Shot Gun but Not a handgun.

Looks as though a firearm at home is OK after 5 years has past since sentence served.


Sec. 46.04. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM. (a) A person who has been convicted of a felony commits an offense if he possesses a firearm:

(1) after conviction and before the fifth anniversary of the person's release from confinement following conviction of the felony or the person's release from supervision under community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision, whichever date is later; or

(2) after the period described by Subdivision (1), at any location other than the premises at which the person lives.

(b) A person who has been convicted of an offense under Section 22.01, punishable as a Class A misdemeanor and involving a member of the person's family or household, commits an offense if the person possesses a firearm before the fifth anniversary of the later of:

(1) the date of the person's release from confinement following conviction of the misdemeanor; or

(2) the date of the person's release from community supervision following conviction of the misdemeanor.

edit on 6/8/2013 by roadgravel because: typo

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 04:13 PM
reply to post by ShadellacZumbrum

Sorry, that wasn't the precise name. Citizens Marksmanship Program is. You can look up more on the modern and historic versions of the program there.

This is what I was recalling by memory. At least one of the incidents. I believe there was more than one, but this had made pretty major rumbles across the shooting community when it happened.

Obama Administration Reverses Course, Forbids Sale of 850,000 Antique Rifles

To many shooters and gun collectors? Those are a piece of history and fine rifles to keep and treasure. They're quality of a type not often seen for that class of rifle in the modern day. To Obama and his people? Just another gun to ban and destroy if at all possible. His people actually suggested, with a straight face, that M1 Carbines and Garands might fall into criminal hands.

Yeah...and I might win the powerball tomorrow too. When is the last time you heard of a gangbanger getting all overjoyed for having a semi-auto World War II issue rifle in .30 or 30-06 Caliber? It was pathetic and absurd on the face...but he did more damage to his image in the minds of collectors and shooters across this nation in that one early action than any number of actions since. It was petty, cheap and without logical basis ...and in that case? Handed to them on a platter for their sole discretion to destroy or reject, which they did.

The M-1 Carbine I have is one my Grandfather picked up from the forerunner to the modern CMP, just after World War II. It's a 1944 issue Winchester and a real piece of Americana history.

Anyway.. I didn't want to leave it vague since you had no idea what I meant.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by roadgravel

OK so this looks local to Texas. Just went through the WA site on this and couldn't find anything similar but that's not saying it was or wasn't, just couldn't find anything.

Still, gotta love Texas!

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 04:59 PM
reply to post by Bassago

I was just referring to Texas since the cities in the thread were in Texas. Certainly the laws vary by state.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:01 PM
reply to post by ShadellacZumbrum

Funny that he does background checks before giving the people guns...

Interesting bit of cognitive dissonance.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:21 PM
Something not yet brought up, but still of value in this discussion i think.

If gun laws stopped criminals from shooting people, New York, Chicago, and D.C. would be the safest cities in the country.

So stopping folks from having guns doesnt work obviously, as the places with the least legal gun owners have the highest crime, and murder with a gun stats.

I think if every person on the planet had the ability to use lethal force at all times, against anyone else, it would only be a few days before all the bad apples would be gone for good.

Yes they would take a heavy toll on the good peoples, but the good guys outnumber them 100s to 1, and have proven to be alot smarter most of the time.

So I think it would all work itself quite quickly, just my oppinion though. Not trying to say it is a fact.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:41 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

Thanks for the information Wrabbit.

After seeing the CMP website it brought back memories.

In 1976 I was in a similar program for about a year. The only difference was instead of rifles everyone used BB guns. They were the Red Ryder Range Model Lever Action BB Guns.

That was allot of years ago.

And as far as rifles go I have Never heard of a Gangbanger using a weapon that couldn't be held by one hand and turned sideways for maximum effect. lol

It must be mice to own a piece of that history. I had the opportunity one time to handle and M1 Garand. It definitely was a quality piece of work. Heavy as hell. It weighed like 23 pounds and built like a tank. I could Not imagine carrying that on the battlefield. Though you could beat a man to death with it and Still hit center mass.

P.S. .. Good Luck on that Power Ball.

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