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Can a convicted felon get a handgun license?
Not in most regulated states.
Not legally. Felons cannot legally purchase handguns in any state, unless the felon's rights have been restored.
Yes they can get a drivers license
It may well depend on the state you live in. Call or check with the state agency that licenses contractors in your state, they will be able to give you a quick answer.
With a really good laywer, lots of money and patience; maybe.
Drivers license - yes. Other than that -- licensed to do WHAT?
There are simply too many licensed occupations to try to list them and then, for every single state, try to determine which ones are open to convicted felons. If you have a s…pecific occupation in mind you must check with your state's licensing agency for that specific occupation to determine if felons can hold that license or not.
Anything is possible, go ahead and apply. Be sure you are truthful on any questionnaire you have to fill out, though, because they're going to check your criminal history back…ground anyway. Sorry to tell you that I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.
Yes Added: There is no prohibition in the law to your getting one. The felony conviction, however, will prevent you from being able to obtain a hazardous materials endorse…ment, and may prevent you from driving a bus with children depending on the type of conviction.
In State Laws
No. Felons are prohibited by federal law from owning or even possessing a handgun. It is possible, under some circumstances, for a felon to have his rights restored. Added: Ac…tually . . . I believe that Texas MIGHT have some statute that DOES allow felons to possess firearms under very limited circumstances (e.g.: only in their residences) but have not researched the exact statute.
In Criminal Law
It may depend on your prior criminal record, but for that offense alone you could be looking at upwards of 15 years in prison.
Generally speaking, no. A felon cannot own or even possess a handgun, and no state will knowningly issue a handgun permit to a felon. The exception to that is, if the felon ha…s had his or her rights restored, they can own a gun and get a gun permit.
Yes and no. Firstly, according to FEDERAL firearms code the answer is "no." Beyond that, your state may have varying statute. In the state of Texas, according to penal code …46.04 a person convicted of a felony may, after FIVE YEARS of RELEASE FROM STATE SUPERVISION (ie, released from probation, parole, community service, etc) may purchase a firearms to keep at their own residence for home defense. They ARE protected by the "castle law." This means that even if you have a felony but have been off of probation for five and a half years and have a gun in your possession in your home for protection, even state police can't arrest you for the weapon. The Castle Law extends to truck drivers in Texas. It has been suggested (by me to MY Texas state representative) this year (2013) to clarify the wording that even felons qualifying for firearms protection rules and truck drivers be equally protected by said code (46.04.) All this said, it DOES conflict with federal law. However, if you have (a felony and have) become a law abiding citizen and have drawn no untoward attention to yourself, your odds of being investigated by ATF or FBI most likely will not get you nabbed for federal firearms violations.