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Does the type of felony convicted of matter in a person's ability to posses a firearm in Kansas?

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06/28/2008

NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) checking agencies most often block the transfer of a Firearm or a permit to a person whose records indicate a felony indictment or conviction, a fugitive warrant, unlawful drug use or addiction, a mental defective adjudication or an involuntary commitment to a mental institution, illegal or non-immigrant alien status, a domestic violence restraining order, or a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction. These and other prohibitors are stated in the Gun Control Act (GCA), 18 U.S.C. 922. A NICS denial may also be based on a State law prohibition. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm. Federal law prohibits a felon from purchasing a firearm. Kansas law prohibits an individual that is convicted of a personal felony from possessing a firearm. Kansas law prohibits an individual that is convicted of a non-personal felony from possessing a firearm for ten years after the conviction. answer-------------------- 18 usc (a)20(a) states that you can own a firearm with a felony. Felons convicted only of felony "offenses pertaining to antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, restraints of trade or other similar offenses relating to the regulation of business practices" may lawfully possess a handgun under both state and federal law even without restoration of their rights. They may obtain a handgun carry permit, if otherwise qualified.18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20)(A). SO YES IT MATTERS WHAT YOUR FELONY IS!!!!!!