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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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June 28, 2008 5:09PM

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


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