Where can i find out if i can own a gun.?
i had a feloney but when i did all the time it went down to a misdametr. and i was told that i can buy a guy, but i want to make ''SURE'' before i even try to get one.
What Prohibits an Individual From
the Transfer or Possession of a
A delay or deny message from the NICS
indicates that either you or another individual
with a similar name and/or similar descriptive
features has been matched with one or more
of the following federally prohibitive criteria:
Persons convicted of/under indictment of a felony (or
information) for a crime punishable by
imprisonment for a term exceeding one year,
whether or not sentence was imposed. This
includes misdemeanor offenses with a
potential term of imprisonment in excess of
two years, whether or not sentence was
Persons who are fugitives from justice (the
subject of an active warrant).
An unlawful user and/or an addict of
any controlled substance.
Persons adjudicated as a mental defective
or involuntarily committed to a mental
institution or incompetent to handle their own
An alien illegally/unlawfully in the United
States, with the exception of non-immigrants
pursuant to Subsection (y)(2).
Persons dishonorably discharged from the
United States Armed Forces.
A renouncer of United States citizenship.
The subject of a protective order.
Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime
of domestic violence.
(Since you WERE convicted of a felony, legally you can NOT own or possess a firearm. If you fill out the BATF form 4473 dishonestly, the background check that all FFL holders must conduct to transfer a firearm to a person, you would be denied the purchase and probably get into trouble with the BATF and/or local police officials by attempting to make the purchase.)
But, you can contact the local police, tell them your situation, and they can investigate and let you know 100% one way or the other without you getting into any troubles. Source(s): Been selling firearms for 9 years. FBI/NICS website.
If you would like to have a copy of the NICS "denial" brochure or a sample BATF form 4473 (the paperwork that the purchaser fills out), email me.
Most law enforcement agencies such as a county sheriff dept has a firearms detail and would be able to tell you if you are allowed to own firearms.
The state police will be able to tell you. The number should be in the state pages of your phone book.
If you really want to be sure, follow the advice of BOTH of the previous answerers AND you may also want to check with your local FBI office or online at FBI.GOV.
The qualifications for gun ownership are-
* Never been convicted of a felony
* Currently a legal citizen
* Have never renouced US citizenship
* No history of mental illness
* Never been convicted of Domestic Assault or any violent misdemeanor
* And are of the right age
If your felony was reduced to misdemeanor then you may be OK as long it was not a violent crime. The best way to check your current status is to go to a local Law Enforcement office and ask.
I had a friend that was in the same boat. Just be very carfull, even if everything goes though good, as far as buying it. My friend had the The federal come to his house. He lost his shot gun, that he paid for and the back ground check didn't refuse him, even though he told the truth. In NH after 3 days if they don't get back to a shop, its a go. Even his P.O. told him he could buy it. When the Feds showed up he was pooping. I would get better advise than you can get here. Maybe a Lawer.
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