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Old 01-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #11
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I served on a jury about 8 weeks ago. One of the charges was felon in possession of a firearm. The penalty in Louisana is automatic and mandatory; 12 years in the slammer with no parole.

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The Feds do not forgive Felons. The President of the U.S. does about 2 or 3 per year. The Federal Gun laws are very clear on this one.

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He isn't supposed to have a long gun either! I'd report him if it were me!

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He isn't supposed to have a long gun either! I'd report him if it were me!
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The BATF&E grants waivers to convicted felons (about 700 per year) who have demonstrated that they have reformed and become productive members of their communities, especially if they can show a 'proper' reason for needing a firearm.

Such as handling large sums of cash.

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Each state is different. In NC once a felon has paid his dues to society he can petition the judge that sentenced him to reinstate his rights. He can't be on parole or owe damages in civil court. He has to have cleaned up his mess to regain his rights. Once the felon has done all that it is possible, not likely for a felon to get a concealed weapons permit. Most will never get a pistol purchase permit, much less a carry permit. They can own a long gun to defend their home and go hunting.

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Thanks again everyone. I guess I will keep you posted if I hear anything more about it. And I will look into Michigan gun laws a little more.

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Being Michigan where you need a cpl permit or purchase permit before obtaining a handgun,yet no background checks to buy a long gun from a private seller or gun show,I think what he really means is that he is getting away with owning long guns but he can't get away with obtaining a handgun.But who knows what a court could possibly rule in getting his firearms rights restored,it's possible he appealed it and the judge said he can possess a rifle for hunting here in this state but no handguns-who knows.

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I think the clause in the '68 GCA that bars "felons" from owning firearms is total B.S. Rights are given by God and only God can take those Rights away. "THE STATE" should have no power to take a persons Rights, no matter what he's done once he's served his sentence and paid for his crime. This is just one more way the Feds have pulled some "Back Door Gun Control" off on WE THE PEOPLE by means of baring felons from owning firearms and now look at were it's headed. Misdemeanor Domestic Violence can get you barred from firearms ownership. What's next, parking tickets?
Hardcore felons won't care about this law and will carry/own firearms anyway, all this does is take folks that may have screwed up once in their lives and been placed in prison to end up losing their Gun Rights for life which, like I said, is total B.S., the State should never have the power to take a Right away from anyone for any reason unless they're convicted to life in prison or to death. JMHO, YMMV.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^

True in alot of ways,I mean,if a felon is out of prison,doing well in life,what difference does it make if he wants to legally own a firearm.The ones still in prison are the ones that shouldn't have guns,by letting someone out of prison they put them in easy access to firearms either way,might as well make it legal.

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