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Old August 23, 2012, 12:41 PM   #4
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,745
Originally Posted by bologna
Yes, I was convicted.

That's disappointing that I can't own a firearm. Is there anything I can do to have this resolved?...
Under federal law, not only can't you own a firearm, but also you may not even have possession of either a firearm or ammunition. "Possession" includes having a gun or ammunition in your hands or having ready access to a gun and ammunition, e. g., staying in a house or hotel room with someone whose gun or ammunition is unsecured and accessible to you.

There may be other state law restrictions that could apply.

As for resolving the situation, you will really need to contact a qualified lawyer in the State in which you were convicted to see what, if anything, could be done to remove the disability. You'll want a lawyer well versed in both criminal law and firearms law (both state and federal).
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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