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#1 MrSmallie

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:35 PM

What states allow felons from Illinois who have had their civil rights restored, own firearms?

 

From the little I've been able to find, GA, OK, & NC don't allow anyone with any felony convictions to ever own a firearm, TX allows for use in home only (so no hunting), and KY is only rifles if post 1975.

 

Anyone know about TN, MO, KS, MS AL ?

 

 

 



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:33 AM

Did you receive a pardon or just complete your sentence?  How long ago was it?  Has the record been expunged?  

In some states it makes a difference on whether it was a violent or non-crime.  



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:12 AM

Near 30 years ago

No pardon, not expunged.

Appealed to circuit court to be able to get a FOID

It was for burglary, which some states consider "violent"

So FOID plus no issues with NICS

Would really love to get out of Illinois.  Preferably somewhere with no to little snow.



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:28 AM

We were in trouble before the internet with such a inquiry.I would be going state to state,not looking for people's opinions or what they think they know,but the law as written.the state I want to relocate most to least,and then confirm with the licencing authority of that state.good luck.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 10:18 AM

Check with Wyoming, they may be.
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#6 Molly B.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:58 PM

I believe Florida does but with a pardon only.


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#7 MrSmallie

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:48 AM

RE: Kentucky

 

 

It appears that KY allows anyone who has their federal rights restored to possess a firearm.  Is this open to other interpretation?  Since I can get a FOID and have no issues with NICS, there shouldn't be an issue?

 

Kentucky Statutes 527.040 (1)(B) Been granted relief by the United States Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended.

https://www.lawserve...tatutes_527-040



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:48 PM

RE: Kentucky

 

 

It appears that KY allows anyone who has their federal rights restored to possess a firearm.  Is this open to other interpretation?  Since I can get a FOID and have no issues with NICS, there shouldn't be an issue?

 

Kentucky Statutes 527.040 (1)( :cool: Been granted relief by the United States Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended.

https://www.lawserve...tatutes_527-040

 

How that is to be interpreted is probably best left up to the people in KY, I would write (snail mail certified) letters to the KY attorney general, as well as KY state police and see how they answer and interpret their law.  Might even pay to contact a gun rights lawyer in KY and pay them $100 for thier opinion.


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