have an 8year old felony,wanting to get it expunged,make it easier to find a job,and wondering about gun rights as well

An expungement eliminates the conviction. If you no longer have the conviction, your gun rights are restored.

To my esteemed colleague:

1. If the record is eliminated, so is the disposition.
2. Possession of a firearm by a felon is a federal statute, so it applies to all states.
3. You seem to think 20 years in law enforcement does not qualify me to answer this question. What are your credentials?

 

3 Responses to “is it possible to get your gun rights back if convicted of a felony?”

  1. Bruce says:

    An expungement eliminates the conviction. If you no longer have the conviction, your gun rights are restored.

    To my esteemed colleague:

    1. If the record is eliminated, so is the disposition.
    2. Possession of a firearm by a felon is a federal statute, so it applies to all states.
    3. You seem to think 20 years in law enforcement does not qualify me to answer this question. What are your credentials?
    References :
    Law enforcement since 1991

  2. Big One 0909 says:

    Some states yes, some states no. Florida is a yes, but damned few who apply get it.

    Your felony MUST be non-violent for it to even be considered. Like drug possession. NOT Trafficking.

    In Florida, you go where you register to vote, and they have the info on how to apply.

    Edit:

    With all due respect to my esteemed colleague, an expunging does NOT eliminate the conviction, it eliminates the RECORD. a Pardon eliminates the conviction. They are two separate things. You can get a pardon without an expunging, but not the other way around.

    Enforcing laws all your life doesn’t mean you know them.
    References :

  3. ladystang says:

    nope
    References :

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