Can I own a gun with a non-violent felony?

Asked on December 12, 2015 under Criminal Law, Vermont


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Any felony conviction will make you a "prohibited person" under federal gun control laws....even if you would otherwise be eligible under your state's statutes.  If you want to own a gun, then you need to do something to get rid of the conviction.  Consult with criminal expunction and appellate attorneys in your area to see if here is any way to get the conviction set aside or removed, thus making you eligible to own a gun.

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