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I would like to purchase a "gun" for pest control.

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I would like to purchase a "gun" for pest control. Squirrels, possums, skunks and whatever lil critter thinks it's ok to dig up my beautiful plants. I am a convicted felon in the state of VA. Possession of controlled substances. 13 yrs ago. No priors b4 or after. No relapse ever.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

It's Virginia. I'm talking about a bb gun or paint pellets air propelled? More to scare them than kill em. I'm s 53 yr old female. Mother of one son. I want him to learn to shoot. He is 15. Is he still too young for VA to own or shoot a bb gun?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No. They just started digging in my pots. I have 2 dogs that usually handle this but something is creepin' at night while they're sleeping.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I think that covers it all. Thank you!

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Thank you so much for all ur help, time and patience. I don't want to embarrass my son in Wal-Mart when the cashier says sorry I can't sell this to you. You are a felon. My son doesn't know yet about the six months of my mid life crisis when his father and I went a little nuts.

No problem, I understand.

Under Virginia law, people with a prior felony conviction are not prohibited from purchasing or using air guns or BB guns.

So you are in the clear to go ahead!

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No problem, I understand.

Under Virginia law, people with a prior felony conviction are not prohibited from purchasing or using air guns or BB guns.

So you are in the clear to go ahead!

I hope that helps!

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