Identifying persons, other than felons, ineligible to purchase firearms
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Identifying persons, other than felons, ineligible to purchase firearms a feasibility study by James M. Tien

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Firearms ownership -- United States,
  • Firearms -- Purchasing -- United States.,
  • Gun control -- United States

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StatementJames M. Tien, Thomas F. Rich
ContributionsRich, Thomas F, ENFORTH Corporation, United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 120 p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13613232M

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Identifying Persons, Other Than Felons, Ineligible to Purchase Firearms: A Feasibility Study James M. Tien, Ph.D., Thomas F. Rich, ENFORTH Corporation May 1, NCJ   In , Congress passed the National Firearms Act. One of the act's provisions made it illegal for felons – persons convicted of a felony crime – to own or operate firearms. A amendment to that act reinforced some sections but also offered new relief in others. Persons less than eighteen years of age for the purchase of a shotgun or rifle. Persons less than twenty-one years of age for the purchase of a firearm that is other than a shotgun or rifle. Persons subject to a court order that restrains such persons from . The Gun Control Act (GCA), codified at 18 U.S.C. § (g), makes it unlawful for certain categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person: convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for .

However, if a state restores a felon's gun rights, but not the other listed rights, then possessing a gun remains a federal crime, and the feds can arrest that person and charge him or her with possession [source: Luo]. As of January , how rulings such as Heller and McDonald will ultimately affect these issues remains an open question.   A amendment to the federal Firearms Act of allows felons who want to own a gun the ability to apply for "relief from the disability of not being able to possess a gun." If the felon can convince the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms that the circumstances surrounding the crime and subsequent felony conviction were such that the. In Minnesota, a person may be ineligible to possess firearms if they have been convicted of a felony under state or federal law. However, your firearm rights may be eligible for restoration. Any relief from a firearms disability under federal law or restoration of firearms eligibility under Minnesota law applies only to the disability or. Unlawful firearms and parts contraband. Use of machine gun or bump-fire stock in felony — Penalty. Aiming or discharging firearms, dangerous weapons. Possession of pistol or semiautomatic assault rifle by person from eighteen to twenty-one. Dangerous weapons — Penalty.

Identifying Persons, Other Than Felons, Ineligible to Purchase Firearms: A Feasibility Study. Washington, DC: US Bureau of Justice Statistics; Publication NCJ (a) A person named in subdivision 1, clause (1), who possesses ammunition or a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon in violation of that clause is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,, or both. (b) A person named in subdivision 1. For example, consider a person whose felony conviction has been “set aside” pursuant to Article 42A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Because the conviction has been “set aside,” it is possible that the person is not prohibited by Section of the Texas Penal Code from possessing a firearm. Pub. L. –, title VI, § , Nov. 18, , Stat. , which required the Attorney General to develop a system to identify felons and other persons ineligible to purchase firearms, was editorially reclassified and is set out as a note under section of Ti Crime Control and Law Enforcement.