Is a person with an expunged felony record able to purchase a firearm? 2 Answers as of August 09, 2013
I was convicted of felony drug abuse in 1988 and had the record expunged in 1996. Am I allowed to own a firearm as well? If so, can I get a concealed permit in Ohio as well?
Gates' Law, PLLC
| Thomas E. Gates
If in expunging his record he requested that his civil rights be restored and it was granted, he may purchase a firearm.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law Offices of Laurie A. Schmidt, P.C.
| Laurie Schmidt
It would depend on the rules of the State in which the record was expunged. In California, it would depend if the record was expunged AND reduced pursuant to 17b. In Colorado, there is no expungement for adult felony convictions. There are ealing options, but those are the same as expungements.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
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