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Posted: 4/13/2006 7:57:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 8:01:43 AM EDT by montana1]
I have a friend who was convicted of a non-violent felony. She is trying to get her gun rigths back so she can go hunting again. Does anybody have any experience with dealing with the ATF on this matter?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:05:22 AM EDT
You have to deal with Govenor's office to get a pardon not the ATF.

You will need a lawyer to help guide you through the process.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:07:00 AM EDT
Federal or state felony?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:07:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:23:46 AM EDT
Federal felony
"Drug conspiracy"

She has a letter of recomendation from the arresting officer and her parol officer
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:25:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By montana1:
Federal felony
"Drug conspiracy"

She has a letter of recomendation from the arresting officer and her parol officer



IMHO, shes probably toast
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:29:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By montana1:
Federal felony
"Drug conspiracy"

She has a letter of recomendation from the arresting officer and her parol officer



If I'm not mistaken, only a Presidential pardon will negate a federal felony.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:35:20 AM EDT
The local sheriff told her that montana considers her ok to have a gun and go hunting. But a whole other story on a federal level. So as long as the ATF doesnt come knocking at her door she would be alright.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:37:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By montana1:
The local sheriff told her that montana considers her ok to have a gun and go hunting. But a whole other story on a federal level. So as long as the ATF doesnt come knocking at her door she would be alright.




umm yeah, she'll be just fine, she should go buy a gun...


I'd leave it alone if I were you, that sucks for your friend, but I'd wash my hands of it.


Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:42:25 AM EDT
Im not looking to get involved im just looking for information.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:44:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By montana1:
Im not looking to get involved im just looking for information.



talk to her about the benefits of bow and arrow huntin.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:05:10 AM EDT
You can get your federal gun rights restored by getting a "Certificate of Relief from Disabilities" from the BATF. The kicker here is that Congress removed funding for that program and the BATF won't process them anymore. I heard of a gundealer from Texas getting one under some special circumstances but from what I hear it's very unusual. Each state has their own procedure so you'd have to check with state authorities. Good luck.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:07:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By five2one:

Originally Posted By montana1:
Im not looking to get involved im just looking for information.



talk to her about the benefits of bow and arrow huntin.



+1

I hear blow gun stalking is growing in popularity as well.

a well-placed nostril or ocular shot is key



Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:09:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:26:47 AM EDT
The federal government does not consider muzzle-loading rifles to be "firearms" at this time, so she could probably hunt with a good muzzle-loader. She should talk with an experienced firearms lawyer about all this though so her bases are all covered. The trick could indeed be the propellant and primers.
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