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What is the sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm?

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2013-06-07 16:20:54
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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 yearโ€ฆ.

to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting [interstate] commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

In the case of a person who violates section 922 (g) of this title and has three previous convictions by any court referred to in section 922 (g)(1) of this title for a violent felony or a serious drug offense, or both, committed on occasions different from one another, such person shall be fined under this title and imprisoned not less than fifteen years, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court shall not suspend the sentence of, or grant a probationary sentence to, such person with respect to the conviction under section 922 (g). There is no maximum, they can be sentenced to life if they are an armed career criminal.

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