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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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gun laws/convicted felon question.

i was told by a Balch Springs police officer that a convicted felon can purchase a firearm 5 years after completing parole or probation.but,is not allowed to hunt with a firearm or carry one,and it must be kept at home only.does anyone know if this is true or not?thanks,mike

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 08:11 PM
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No, once convicted your always prohibited from purchasing one.

The question comes up on the 4473 you have to fill out to buy one.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 09:39 PM
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dang, can you be a convict in another country and still buy one here though?

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 09:51 PM
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dang, can you be a convict in another country and still buy one here though?
According to the 2005 Supreme Court case Small v. United States, a conviction from a foreign court doesn't apply to the Federal law prohibiting a felon from owning a firearm. The Federal law, according to the Supreme Court, only applies to convictions from United States courts.
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If your conviction is over 5 years old you will not be charged with the higher charge of Felon in Poss of a Firearm, just the regular old UCW.

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According to the 2005 Supreme Court case Small v. United States, a conviction from a foreign court doesn't apply to the Federal law prohibiting a felon from owning a firearm. The Federal law, according to the Supreme Court, only applies to convictions from United States courts.
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Score one for the criminals!
You know if you walk across the board to Mexico without going through a check station, you can be arrested for illegal immigration and its a FELONY in Mexico...

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