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Old 06-29-2018, 04:48 PM   #851
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Originally Posted by RainMaker View Post
Interesting. Do you know if criminal harassment or stalking would fall under that?

Federal law bans people convicted of felonies and misdemeanor domestic batteries from owning or possessing guns. Criminal harassment and stalking are usually misdemeanors, so they wouldn't be covered by those federal provisions.

And it gets a little tricky when the domestic violence or felony is a state law crime. States have the authority to define their own crimes so they have the power to restore someone's gun rights after the sentence is completed or sometime later. And states vary widely on how they deal with that. But it's generally very difficult and takes many years, even in gun-friendly states.
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