Can a felon go to the range (ohio)?

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  1. Grog

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    I wanted to take a friend of mine shooting at the range. I did not know he is a felon (I dont know the particulars). Can he shoot at the range?
     
  2. omegaflame

    omegaflame New Member

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    I don't think so. I don't think he's even allowed to possess a gun (even by holding it).
     

  3. JonM

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    my understanding is no. friend of mine is on probation and he isnt allowed to even bow hunt. once a person has fully served their sentence including probationary periods they can go through the process of getting their rights back including voting.
     
  4. doctherock

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    You need to ask a legal professional such a lawyer or the police as we are not in the habit or do we like to give out legal advice on this forum. It is not our place nor do we want the repercussions of bad legal advice. Please do not answer this post, ask the authorities. Thanks.
     
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  5. Gordo323

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    Amen to that!
     
  6. Dgunsmith

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    A felon in possesion of a firearms is immediate grounds for arrest.

    I've done it and it stuck. Mr.Macho woman beater is still in jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
     
  8. Grog

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    I wasnt really looking for legal advice. The consensus seems to be no. I am not even going to bother my uncle (who is a lawyer) as I believe each individual should know what they can or can not do...legally, and when in doubt...dont do it. Now if everyone said...yes. Then I would ask my uncle.
     
  9. Freedom-1911

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    Don't know about Ohio but I would not recommend it in Mo.
    It may be legal but in Mo they are not to be in possession of a firearm, and if they are at a range, the assumption is going to be that they are shooting. Which means they are in possession of a firearm. Here I don't even think Felons are supposed to touch ammo, but don't quote me on that.
     
  10. Freedom-1911

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    This is true in some states but not all. In Mo once you have lost your voting rights to a Felony charge, they are gone, there is no getting them back, same for shooting rights, once gone they are gone.
    For those who care it is a great incentive to keep your nose clean.
     
  11. Biohazard2

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    He can not possess a gun or knife unless he went to the sentencing judge and had a "Weapons under disability" removed from his record in Ohio.
    Then you can own and possess & get FFL.
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I will not pretend to know the answer to your question. I am seeing too many opinions here. I would not take anyones word for it here. I believe real professional advice would be good to look into. Not just for your friend, but also for yourself. If a felon can be arrested (I am pretty sure they can be) you might also be responsible for allowing them to handle your gun.
     
  13. falseharmonix

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    I suggest asking the question to a lawyer. No one here is qualified to give you the answer you are looking for (or the answer you want).
     
  14. M14sRock

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    Dude, I'm cleaning my nose right now! Oh, wait.....
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    Felons can not use or posses a weapon. Though the @a is only one right a felon loses I fail to see why the BATFE need be involved in restoration of a felons rights. But that is how it goes. If a felon can be in a world of trouble if they are even in the same house with a firearm. Weather it is someone Else's house or even if the felon does not know that there was a weapon in the house depending on who he/she has to deal with if/when the situation arises.
    My wife has a cousin that was convicted for trafficking weed (A whopping 1.5 oz in 2 containers). If he is caught on this property he can be arrested. He wont even ride in my vehicle if I left my weapon at home because he is afraid LEO will see him in my jeep with NRA sticker on the windshield.
     
  16. .22hustler

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    Doesn't sound right... Seems the "thought police" are working this one. In NY you can not even have ammo in your possession, or be in a house with firearms.
     
  17. NGIB

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    Our mods recently covered the topic about giving legal advise on the forum - and it's a terribly bad idea. This particular topic was addressed by 2 lawyers on a local forum in GA and they said under general circumstances NO felon can even have access to a firearm - ever.

    If it were me, and I needed legal advice to stay out of jail, I contact a lawyer...
     
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