My dad is a felon. And today we got into a discussion about guns and shooting like the discussions we have here on g&g. We both know that he cannot own a gun. But I'm wondering if he can shoot a gun at a gun range? Its been at least 7 years since he was arrested. I wondering if I can get into any trouble if I bring him with me to the range to fire off a couple rounds?
I think you better not, since under Federal Law, it is in his "Possession " if he is shooting it, and there seems to be no limits on time...once you are a Felon = Screwed. Unless he can get a pardon/ record expunged thing Legally, It can cost him 3 years Federal time. All it takes is for a LEO to see it/check him and trouble could begin! One that co-ops with the Feds and they come knocking...How do I know ??? They got my best friend for TRYING to order a lower that was left Handed...Got Denied because of a 20 yr. old Felony,that was supposed to have been expunged, but never was. They raided him and gave him 3 years, he gets out next year....
He may be exempt as far as a Muzzleloader goes, but that depends on local laws...
I don't know if it is federal or not, but at least around here a felon isn't even allowed in the parking lot of a gun shop. I believe no one in the house can own a gun, either, all guns owned by non-felons must be kept off the property.
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Well, I'm a felon....and I shoot at the firing range all the time.
Mostly my .50 inline muzzleloader. Muzzleloaders are legal in Texas for felons to purchase, own and hunt with. Probably the same where you live.
Also...in Texas a felon can own a regular centerfire firearm in his home 5 years after release of supervision. But the gun must stay in the home. Although Federal law prohibits felons from purchasing one....so I guess it has to be a gift...
By the way, Modern inline muzzleloaders, along with modern ammo... like the Powerbelt aero-tip bullets, rival many centerfire deer rifles in performance...so I would check that out.
A Convicted Felon,may not be in possesion of Firearms,If a Felon is found in possesion of firearms,he or she can and probably will be charged with another felony!! It just aint worth it!! REMEMBER (3 STRIKES, AND YOUR OUT )
I have a friend that is a felon and the judge told him he couldnt even have a bow! It is riduculouse, there are so many laws in this country that make you a felon that have nothing to do with violence. I can understand not letting violent convicted felons from being armed but a person who has commited a "white collar crime" or such is no danger to society. when comrade Clinton pushed for the law change to add to the list of crimes that would exempt more people from gun owenership it was just an excuse for backdoor gun controll.
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I've gone to Wisconsin's government site and read the legislature on there and it does mention anything about felons. Just that we have to right to own guns and can't conceal carry. But I went to the NRA website and it had a pdf saying it was illegal for a felon to possess a firearm. Although nothing is mentioned about muzzleloaders.
It's pretty much cut and dry it's federal law... so that trumps ANY state. They (FEDS) will be the one's charging you with it. I understand the arguments. Will you ever get messed with , being law abiding and all probally not but there are alot of over eagar po po's and prosecutors. Be careful