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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. No, it's not deportable. Generally speaking, Weapons offenses generally are held to involve moral turpitude (and can be deported on that basis). However, simple gun possession (i.e., G.L. c. 269, § 10) is not a crime of moral turpitude, although it is a separate ground of deportability.

8 U.S. Code § 1227 (C) Certain firearm offenses
Any alien who at any time after admission is convicted under any law of purchasing, selling, offering for sale, exchanging, using, owning, possessing, or carrying, or of attempting or conspiring to purchase, sell, offer for sale, exchange, use, own, possess, or carry, any weapon, part, or accessory which is a firearm or destructive device (as defined in section 921(a) of title 18) in violation of any law is deportable

Possession of ammunition is not included and not a deportable offense.

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