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How do I find out if I lost my right to own a firearm?

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How do I find out if I lost my right to own a firearm?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for your patience.

You could have a background check down which would show your criminal record and should also show if you have had your gun rights revoked. However, there are very few ways to to lose your gun rights. Generally they are:

1) Conviction for a felony (crimes punishable by a sentence of more than a year in prison)
2) Conviction of a crime involving domestic violence ( whether misdemeanor or felony)
3) You have been adjudicated by a court to be mentally incapacitated or have been institutionalized in a mental hospital.

If your conviction has been set aside, expunged, pardoned or you have otherwise later had gun rights restored, then the restriction on not owning a weapon would not apply.

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