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I was convicted of a non-violent felony in 1982 in xx. Placed on probation and restitution. Restitution was dropped. I now live in xx and want to purchase a firearm.
Based on the question asked, I want to know if I can legally purchase a firearm in xx with a non-violent felony conviction 30 years ago.
Unfortunately, no. Leaving aside any xx laws that address the issue federal law makes it a crime for anyone convicted of a felony to purchase, own or possess a firearm anywhere in the United States. There is some language that indicates an antique firearm or a black powder firearm would be permissible but not a modern firearm of any type. The federal law does not make a distinction between violent and non-violent felonies. It is a conviction of any crime which could have (as opposed to did) resulted in a sentence of more than one year. I am truly sorry to give you what I am sure is bad news, but please understand that it would be unfair to you (and very unprofessional of me) to provide you with anything less than an completely honest response. However, if your concerns were not satisfactorily addressed, then please let me know, and I will be happy to clarify my answer. Please remember to rate me based upon whether I answered your question, and not upon whether the answer was good news or bad news since I have no control over whether the law is in your favor or not.
All of the talk now and before by the president and senators relates to Mentally ill or violent crimes being committed to bar a person from gun owner ship. It is legal by law for me to own a weapon in xx State and in xx. Take another look to make sure that your reply is correct.
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