Can I get a handgun permit after having a non-violent felony charge 14 years ago? 27 Answers as of May 22, 2013

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Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
A firearms dealer should be able to answer your question.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 9/14/2012
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
Probably depending upon the Sheriff's rules in your county.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 9/13/2012
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
Hire a lawyer. File for impingement.
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Replied: 9/13/2012
The Law Offices of Stephen L. Richards | Stephen L. Richards
No.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 5/22/2013
Law Office of James E. Smith
Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
No.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 5/22/2013
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    It should not be an automatic bar but you really should check with the jurisdiction that awards handgun permits in your area.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    No: Not going to happen in Ole Va. absent a Pardon by the Governor. You have the Socialist Conservative Republicans to thank for that. Keep on Voting for those Nazi B/C You think the Dems are Anti Gun. Hell, the Repubs already took that away as You Now Know.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    You have to go through the expungment process.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    You are not allowed to possess a pistol if you have been convicted of any felony. If you desire to have a pistol you need to petition to have your gun rights reinstated by petitioning to have your civil rrights reinstated. The process starts at you nearest state probation office.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Healan Law Offices
    Healan Law Offices | William D. Healan, III
    Not if you were convicted of the felony.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    It depends on the nature of the crime. You should sit down with an attorney and go over your record and the statute.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You cannot get a gun permit or possess a weapon if you are a felon, no matter what felony or how old the conviction is. If you commit a felony you have given up your rights to own weapons, vote, and get licenses or be insured for certain purposes, bonded, or to become a professional. You will have a problem getting jobs, traveling, or getting government benefits and that will last forever. That might not be fair, but that is the law in New York.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    No, with a Felony you lose your right to have a firearm. You need to petition the court to reinstate this right.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Felony is a felony. Therefore, no gun.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    No, you will have to have the felony expunged.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    If your right to possess any firearms was revoked with a felony conviction (probably was) , then the only way you can possess a firearm, even after 14 years, is to have the right to do so restored. Only a judge can do that. Hire an attorney to help you with this as it is a somewhat complex process.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    A non-violet felony will keep you from owing a gun.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/5/2012
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