I have a questions about gun
I live in Iowa 22 years old ect..
3 years ago I was convicted for Driving without owners consent, I did not take the car (everyone says that so thats hear say). But that's what I was charged with.
In Iowa that is classified as a Aggravated Misdomeanor.
- Aggravated Misdemeanors
An Aggravated Misdemeanor is punishable via two years imprisonment or up to a year in jail with a fine between six hundred twenty-five and six thousand two hundred fifty dollars. In the case of Aggravated Misdemeanors, any conviction or deferred judgment within the twelve years, no matter the state, counts as prior offenses. The number of offenses against an individual increases the fines and the amount of possible imprisonment.
This confuses me because federal gun laws state: 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). It says that anyone "who has been convicted in any court
of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year" is barred from possessing a gun.
Now what is the difference between imprisonment and jail time?
I was just going to get a 20-Gauge shotgun for duck season in June, but I think I am F$*%ED.
I was always under the impression that as long as you don't have a Felony you are able to buy a gun.
That being said, if I am unable to buy a gun because of that reason is there anyway to prove that I am not a danger to society and that I am a normal law abiding citizen able to own and control a gun? Or should I just give up and buy a bow.