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can a convited felon hunt deer with a 50 caliber black pow

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can a convited felon hunt deer with a 50 caliber black powder
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Aaron Paul replied 8 years ago.
The law varies from state-to-state regarding primitive guns, and there are federal rulings regarding whether muzzleloaders are considered "firearms."

The best suggestion to give you is this:

1. Speak to an attorney in Minnesota. If you're on parole or probation, you probably have access to a public defender to ask. You can also ask a criminal attorney for a free consultation.

2. Speak to a parole officer or probation officer. the probation officer is going to be the person who will violate your probation, and should be able to answer that question definitively.

Here is a site dedicated to the federal statute regarding muzzleloaders and what I call "primitive guns."

Please keep in mind that none of this is legal advice, and I urge you not to possess any gun, muzzleloader, or any other gun based on this answer. You must speak to an attorney in your jurisdiction to get a definitive answer to this question. And just because you don't violate federal law doesn't mean you won't violate Minnesota law!

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