Convicted Criminals and legally owning guns


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DontBurnMyFlag
January 6, 2006, 12:10 AM
Hey everyone. I am curious, what crimes could a person have commited and still be able to legally own a gun? In New Jersey, Ive heard that if you are convicted of any crime, you are prohibited from owning a firearm. Is this just with felonies or misdemenors and DUI's as well? I have no intention of going out and commited crimes to test the waters :neener: I am just curious. I have been looking around packing.org and NRA-ILA, but I couldnt find anything to answer my question fully.

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WT
January 6, 2006, 12:33 AM
See NJ statutes - 2C:39-7 Certain persons not to have weapons.

DontBurnMyFlag
January 6, 2006, 12:43 AM
I mean in general. In any state. Does a drunk driving offense in OH have the same standing in CA when it comes to gun ownership etc etc.?

Byron Quick
January 6, 2006, 01:32 AM
Federal law bars felons and people accused of misdemeanor domest violence.

DUI would be state law. And it, like all state law, is on a state by state basis. Of course, California could easily pass a law saying that an out of state DUI bars possession. Another state could pass a law that only people convicted of DUI could own firearms.

CAS700850
January 6, 2006, 12:19 PM
In Ohio, the offense is called Having Weapons While Under Disability (O.R.C. 2923.13). It bars possession of a firearm or dangerous ordnance by any person who:
1. is a fugitive
2. is under indictment for or has been convicted of (or adjudicated a delinquent child for) a felony offense of violence.
3. is under indictment for or has been convicted of (or adjudicated a delinquent child for) a n offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, admiinistration, distribution, or trafficking in a drug of abuse.
4. is drug dependent or a chrinic alcoholic.
5. a whole list of mental illness issues, mainly involving commitment to a metal hospital.

The real trick is that technically, any person who has been convicted of a mnor misdemeanor Possession of Marihuana can legally put you under disability. So, get busted in college for possesion of a joint, end up with a felony years later when you get caught for speeding on the way to the range.

Now, there are provisions under the law for being relieved from disability after you successfully complete your sentence for the disabling offense. You just need to know atht you have to jump through the hoops. Many people don't.

RavenVT100
January 6, 2006, 01:35 PM
In New Jersey, the terminologies are different. A "crime" usually means what a "felony" would mean, and a "disorderly persons offense" generally means "misdemeanor," at least that is my understanding of it.

DontBurnMyFlag
January 6, 2006, 04:45 PM
im just asking because I assaulted a a store clerk, set the store on fire, then ran naked through a church. I just wanted to know if I could legally own guns....:D

Just kidding, just kidding. I have my legal FID card and Im the record to prove it.

Thanks for the info.

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