Regardless of what you were told, the Federal government and the state government do
consider a dwi felony to be a felony for purposes of gun rights. You will not qualify for a weapons permit. You will not clear an FBI check.
U.S. Code TITLE 18 PART I CHAPTER 44 § 922. Unlawful acts
(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;
A DWI felony in Louisiana is a crime punishable by more than a year of prison. You do not have to have been sentenced to jail yourself for this section to apply. It is whether you could have been
sentenced to more than a year for any specific offense that counts.
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