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Anyone who has been convicted of a felony is banned by federal law from ever possessing "any firearm or ammunition." Specifically a person "convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year" cannot possess any firearm in any location. 18 U.S.C. 922(g) is the federal law that prohibits anyone ever convicted of any felony to ever possess any firearm either inside or outside of his home. The federal punishment for felon gun possession is up to 10 years in prison.

Federal law provides significant penalties for felons in possession of weapons, unless the felon has his rights restored by the convicting state.

There are exceptions though...

Regarding '18 U.S.C. 922(g) is the federal law that prohibits anyone ever convicted of any felony from ever possessing any firearm either inside or outside of his home.'

The statement is both overly broad and overly narrow.

It's too narrow because the general proscription of Section 922(g) is not limited to felons. By its terms, the statute forbids not only "felons" but any person convicted of "a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year" to possess a firearm or ammunition, whether the crime in question is classified as a felony or not.

Section 921(a)(20)(B) limits the impact of this rule on misdemeanors by defining "crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year" to exclude any state misdemeanors punishable by less than two years' imprisonment, but any state misdemeanor punishable by more than that will still be treated like a felony.

On the other hand, the statement is too broad because the reference to "any felony" implies that the federal law applies to all felonies rather than most. In fact, 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20)(A) expressly exempts certain white collar felonies such as antitrust or unfair trade practices.

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