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TehGreatMutato  [Member]
1/13/2012 4:07:22 PM EST
My girlfriend was convicted of a felony (DUI, irrc) 16 years ago.

My understanding is that in Alaska, a felon is eligible to have their rights restored after 10 years. I am unclear on the specifics of the law. We would like to pursue this, if it is an option to her.

As things are now, I have a concern about her conviction... I carry concealed every day. Are either of us at risk for arrest/prosecution, by being together? As one would expect, I spend the night with her on occasion. The pistol could be locked in my car overnight (eek!) if required.
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uafgrad  [Moderator]
1/13/2012 6:14:31 PM EST
Are you asking under Alaska law or under Federal Law

For Alaska state law, google AS11.61.200
It would appear that 10 years after she finished her sentence she could posses a handgun
Glockfan  [Team Member]
1/16/2012 7:21:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By uafgrad:
Are you asking under Alaska law or under Federal Law

For Alaska state law, google AS11.61.200
It would appear that 10 years after she finished her sentence she could posses a handgun


True but she would still be in violation of federal law. Best to have her rights restored.
Pat
uafgrad  [Moderator]
1/16/2012 8:36:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Glockfan:
Originally Posted By uafgrad:
Are you asking under Alaska law or under Federal Law

For Alaska state law, google AS11.61.200
It would appear that 10 years after she finished her sentence she could posses a handgun


True but she would still be in violation of federal law. Best to have her rights restored.
Pat


Without a doubt
Just didnt know if he was asking about State or Federal
TehGreatMutato  [Member]
1/16/2012 9:29:14 PM EST
I was asking for both.

Google didn't provide me with the statute text, but a history of Farmer vs. SOA, in which the supreme court upheld its decision to deny restoration of his rights. Is this a case of federal law trumping state?

I have read that in Alaska, the necessity of subsistence allows felons to be in possession of a firearm for hunting purposes.



uafgrad  [Moderator]
1/17/2012 4:48:48 AM EST
Long guns
A gun that is conceable is still a no no until they meet the definition of the statute I gave you
Federal law is a no no either way
You're going to need a lawyer if you want her rights restored and then some luck
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