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When can I obtain a handgun, I have a felony for drugs and

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When can I obtain a handgun, I
have a felony for drugs and was release over 7 years ago.
Thanks for the chance to assist on this matter. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience in criminal law.

Sorry, not sure I understand your you want to know if it is possible for you to purchase a firearm despite your felony conviction?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes sir, and possibly get a concealed handgun license


Sir, I am sorry to have to bear bad news.

That felony conviction will be a bar to your ability to purchase or possess a firearm.

This is due to both state and federal law.

Specifically under state law for every state, if you have a felony, you are barred from possession of a firearm.

Now...some state have waivers for this...but that will not impact federal law. Under federal law (18 USC § 922) it is a crime to possess a firearm with a felony conviction.

Now...if you can have the felony removed? If you can convince the governor of the state where the conviction was issued to grant a full pardon, then you can have your right to possession firearms restored. But this will require the governor to grant a pardon, which is typically difficult to accomplish

I am sorry to have to bear bad news

Please let me know if you have more questions, happy to help if I can

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