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My husband is a convicted felon in the state of Texas, but his conviction was over 10 years ago, can he have a deer rifle?

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  • My husband is a convicted felon in the state of Texas, but his conviction was over 10 years ago, can he have a deer rifle?

    My husband is a convicted felon in the state of Texas, but his conviction was over 10 years ago, can he have a deer rifle?

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    Once convicted as a felon it stays with you for your life time, it doesn't matter what state you live in. A felon cannot (legally) own any type of gun, touch one or be around them. You can be on your best behavior since charged with a felony, but you are still a felon.... that is the dead albatross one must wear.
    If, you buy a gun for him it is known as a 'straw purchase' and you will get in trouble with the law.

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    • #3
      In some jurisdictions, possession of a firearm after a Felony Conviction can get him put away for a long time. I would check with a lawyer and consider making an application in the state of Texas to get the conviction looked at and possibly some kind of expungement of his record, be it a pardon or whatever.
      Without that, if he gets caught with a firearm, he is pretty much screwed to the wall and a fair target for law enforcement.

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      • #4
        What would happen say if he went the archery road instead.Maybe he could legally possess a bow instead of a firearm?

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        • #5
          ASK a lawyer. In some jurisdictions, bows of any kind are considered weapons and therefore unlawful for felons to have in their possession.

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          • #6
            Bo is right in suggesting a lawyer, who could petition the Governor under some kind of "restoration of rights" proceeding.
            The rate of success is anyone's guess, but I think it would help if the felony conviction were of the non-violent variety, like forgery or tax-evasion.

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            • #7
              maybe he should not have commited a felony and he could own a gun

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              • #8
                Try getting an application for Executive Clemency. That is the process to follow in some states to get your civil rights restored.

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