What are the laws pretaining to antique firearms and felons?

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Antique Firearms as they pertain to Federal Law are any firearm manufactured before 1899 or any replica, whether or not they fire cartridges or are muzzle loaders. Antiques or muzzle loaders are outside the jurisdiction of the ATF and can be legally possessed by felons from a federal standpoint. It is important to note, however that every state has different laws in reference to firearms. For example, you could be convicted of a minor federal felony and possess a muzzle loading rifle and be free from federal prosecution, in the state of Wisconsin you could be subject to a state felon in possession charge, but in Missouri you'd be fine. If you have a felony conviction it's important to check your state laws specific to antiques and replicas if wish to hunt with or shoot black powder weapons.


Also note that, while an antique rifle or shotgun is not a firearm and not subject to regulation, to cut it down to a handgun constitutes "making a weapon from a rifle/shotgun," and violates the National Firearms Act. You may change barrels, stocks, etc, as long as the receiver or frame is original. Changing the type of weapon is illegal.


If you are a felon, please check with an attorney before attempting to have any kind of firearm.
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What is the sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm?

The full text of the law can be found under Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). The statute provides the following: . (g) It shall be unlawful for any person- (1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year…. to s ( Full Answer )

How do you find an antique firearms appraiser?

Go to Antique Guns at the related link and describe your firearm in as much detail as possible (and in the correct category or a couple of them will give you a hard time). The people there will give you an estimate of the value and help you determine if you really need a professional appraisal, and ( Full Answer )

What are the federal regulations on possession of antique firearms by a convicted felon?

Answer . My understanding is that there is an absolute ban on felons owning any kind of firearm in federal law.\nIt doesn't matter if it's black powder, a curio and relic, or it was left to you by grandpa. If a bullet can come out the barrel, it's not legal to own by a felon under federal law. Y ( Full Answer )

Can a convicted felon own a firearm?

A convicted felon in any state can not own a firearm for the duration of their lifetime. This is a FEDERAL law. There is a small chance to have firearm rights restored if your conviction has been expunged. Check with a competent lawyer on the specifics. ------------------------- That depend ( Full Answer )

Where do you find Texas laws pretaining to children at home alone?

There are no laws in Texas pertaining to leaving a child alone. The laws are going to be related to endangering a child. If the child is safe, feels safe, and knows how to handle emergencies, you should be okay.. Legal Age . There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages for child ( Full Answer )

Convicted felon with firearm law?

It is always a federal offence for a convicted felon to posses a firearm, and in most states it is always illegal Added: While SOME states DO have provisions for re-instating LIMITED firearm possession rights WITHIN THEIR STATE borders ONLY. You must research your states statutes CAREFULLY to det ( Full Answer )

Felon with firearm law?

Very simply, a felon cannot own or have possession of a firearm, anywhere in the U.S. There is an exception. IN SOME CASES a felon can have some or all of his rights restored.

Can a felon posess a firearm?

No. Nor a concealed weapons license. Felons in possession of a firearm is a felony itself.

Can Felons own firearms?

Yes they can...They must receive a permit from the ATF. Answer A felon can also hire a lawyer and attempt to have their conviction of a felony expunged, thereby permitting the ability to own a firearm. The last way I know of would be to petition the Governor of the state for a pardon of the past s ( Full Answer )

Can a convicted felon get a firearm in Virginia?

Not legally. -------------------------- See § 18.2-308.2 - Possession or transportation of firearms, firearms ammunition, stun weapons, explosives or concealed weapons by convicted felons; penalties; petition for permit; when issued. A. It shall be unlawful for (i) any person who has b ( Full Answer )

Can a felon carry a firearm in Illinois?

A felon cannot own or possess a firearm. That means he cannot have one in his home, car, reach, or vicinity. It is possible for rights to be restored.

If i am a felon can my spouse own a firearm?

The general answer is yes, there is nothing preventing your spouse from owning a firearm, however you can never have access to it. Try doing some research/a search for "firearms felon constructive intent" and see what all information you find. ---------------------------------- Depends on the st ( Full Answer )

Can a felon possess a firearm in Pennsylvania?

No, not unless the felon's conviction was pardoned, in full, and specifically restoring firearms rights. Just getting other rights back such as the right to vote does NOT mean the right to keep and bear arms is restored, too. This is a federal law that applies in every state.

The law when a felon is in possession of a firearm?

To answer the question fully it would have to be known what state he is charged in and whether the felon was state convicted or federally convicted. IF it was a federal conviction the federal statute is VERY serious - -. FEDERALLY CONVICTED FELONS - if you were convicted in FEDERAL COURT of a ( Full Answer )

Can a felon own a antique gun?

You need to talk to a lawyer for a correct, current and legal answer. Added: US Code, Title 18, Para's: 921 & 922 address this question. Briefly: It must be a genuine antique, manufactured prior to 1898, or an EXACT replica of such a weapon.

What firearm can a felon posses?

Felons are not allowed to legally possess any sort of firearm Added; An exception to this would be an ANTIQUE firearm manufactured in 1898 or prior to that year, (or a replica thereof).

Can felons own antique firearms in Tennessee?

no Added: Unless Tenn has a specific law that forbids such ownership, the governing FEDERAL criminal law (18 USC) DOES allow felons to possess "antique" firearms but specifies that it MUST have been manufactured before 1865 or that it is an EXACT replica of such a weapon. CAUTION: Modern-day ( Full Answer )

Can a felon possess a firearm in Vermont?

Not unless the felon's rights have been restored. A felon cannot possess a firearm anywhere in the U.S. unless this criteria has been met.

Can a felon be where there are firearms?

No. Convicted felons are prohibited from being "in possession" of a firearm. The law considers proximity to a firearm as being "in possession." STAY WAWAY FROM THEM unless you want to look at the possibility of another 15 years in federal prison.

Can a felon retail firearms?

No. Aside from the federal law which states that a felon may not have access to, be in possession of, or purchase firearms, anyone who handles firearms in that shop must be covered under the shop's Federal Firearms Licence - any employees who are included under that licence may not handle firearms i ( Full Answer )

Can a felon in Indiana be in a car with a firearm?

Under federal law - applicable to every state and territory of the US - a convicted felon may not purchase, possess, or have access to firearms, period. So the answer is no.

What is the charge for the convicted felon with a firearm?

You need a lawyer familiar with the laws of the "location" where the charge is bding made. Added: If you are referring to the Federal offense, it is contained in Title 18, para: 921-g of the US Code. The formal charge is: Convicted Felon In Possession of a Firearm.

Can felons be around firearms in Missouri?

Under FEDERAL law, applicable to the WHOLE of the United States and all territorial possessions and commonwealths of the United States, a convicted felon MAY NOT purchase, possess, or have access to firearms, period.

What is the law on felons possessing any firearm?

It's quite simple - a convicted felon MAY NOT purchase, possess, or have access to firearms. There are no exceptions to this, and it does not matter how much time has passed since the felony conviction - it doesn't go away, the way a traffic ticket does. Actually, there is an exception. IN SOME CAS ( Full Answer )

How can a felon get to carry a firearm?

If the felon lives in a state which restores someof those rights, he can apply for a carry permit in his state, and such permit is NOT valid outside his state. If the felon has not had his rights restored, he cannot legally own or possess a firearm, therefore, cannot carry one. Added: And he cann ( Full Answer )

Is an antique gun considered a firearm?

That depends on which law(s) you're looking at. Under federal gun laws about the buying and selling of firearms from federally-licensed gun dealers and transferring guns across state lines, no, an antique made before 1898 or a blackpowder, non-cartridge using replica of such an antique is not a "fir ( Full Answer )

Can a felon own an antique firearm?

If the item in question is classified as a firearm, no. SOME but not all antiques are classified as firearms, but some are not.

Can a felon own a firearm in Colorado?

No. Not in Colorado, nor in any other state, territory, Commonwealth, or protectorate of the United States. That's federal law, and does not vary between states.

Can felons own firearms ever?

It depends. If the felony was a federal charge, then no. If the felony was a state charge, sometimes. Some states allow felons to regain thier rights under some circumstances. You should probably consult a lawyer in your area that is familiar with the process.

How can a felon get their right to have a firearm in Massachusetts?

Short answer, they can't. Even if they wanted to (which they don't - Mass. doesn't even want honest citizens owning guns), they couldn't. It's a matter of federal law which prohibits felons from purchasing, possessing, or having access to firearms.

Can family of felons own firearms?

If they don't live with the felon, then yes. If they live with the felon, it's more complicated. Technically they can, but if they want to help the felon not break the law, it's probably best if they don't. A felon generally cannot have access to firearms, and having firearms in the same house is go ( Full Answer )

How can a felon possess a firearm in ny?

A felon can request a Certificate of Rehabilitation from the Division of Criminal Justice Services. After a felony conviction, one of three types of certificates will be issued, if requested, and the certificate awarded will depend upon what type of felony is involved. One certificate will grant onl ( Full Answer )

Can felons posess firearms in Minnesota?

Under federal law, a felon may not purchase, possess, or have access to firearms. Period. End of story. This blankets ALL states and territorial possessions of the United States.

What is Minnesota law on felon possessing firearm?

The Minnesota law is irrelevant - Federal law prohibits felons from purchasing, possessing, or having access to firearms. This applies to all states and territorial possessions of the United States.

Where can you buy an antique firearm?

One could purchase an antique gun through an antique gun broker. There are several listed online. One could also purchase one through the outdoors store, Cabelas.