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Can you buy a gun if convicted of domestic violence in another state?

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April 09, 2015 1:58AM

No. The Lautenberg Amendment made it a federal law that a person convicted of any domestic violence charge - be it a misdemeanor or a felony - may not purchase, possess, or be allowed access to firearms. That is federal law, and does not vary between states.
Having your record expunged will not restore any firearms rights - it only means that Joe General Public can see the conviction - law enforcement will still see it. A pardon does not restore rights - a pardon just means you're "forgiven" for your crime, and you get out of incarceration - it doesn't make your record go away.

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December 06, 2013 1:41PM

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No. NCIC is a National Database that Shares all your criminal history with all the

states and the National Instant Check system(NIC). It is a Federal law that prohibits anyone convicted of Domestic Violence from owning a fire arm, Even if it is a Misd.!!!. If you purchase a gun at a gun show most likely you will not half to undergo a National Instant Check. If you want to Legally own a gun you half to either have the conviction expunged or pardoned. If your case was dismissed you should be able to purchase a firearm, meaning NCIC will not deny your purchase.

If you have a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTION on your record It may always be VERY difficult to legally buy a gun.

Some one else made the below answer up, Huh? law is not a game of"well this sounds right" it is what it is and the above answer is what I learned from past experience.

I think yes you can because you are not able to discriminate against someone for what happened in another state. However, I think that if you have a tendency towards violent behaviour you should not be able to purchase a gun.

I'm adding to this- you could likely BUY one. BUT you can never OWN one LEGALLY ever again as it's a federal law, not state. Even people in your residence may not own one as you have access to it.

Even if you're rich with the right attorneys it's impossible. Google the Lautenberg Ammendment and call an attorney and you will see.

P.S. The law states that you CANNOT EXPUNGE DV OFF RECORD, CANNOT POSSES GUN OR AMMUNITION. CANNOT EVEN HOLD A GUN OR AMMO OR IT IS 5 - 10 YEARS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. NO HUNTING LICENSES, CANNOT LEGALLY CAMP WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE GUNS. CAN BE IN THE SAME CAR. IF ONE ROUND OF AMMO IS FOUND IN THE CAR YOUR IN. LAW STATES YOU ARE GOING DOWN. WELCOME TO THE NEW COMMUNIST AMERICA, SIT IN THE FIRST 3 ROWS, AND LEAVE THE END FOR THE GOVERNMENT AGENT THAT WILL MONITOR YOU, COMRADE.