What are the Federal Guns Rights of a Felon?
18 U.S.C. 922(g) is the federal law that prohibits anyone ever convicted of any felony to ever possess any firearm either inside or outside of his home. The federal punishment for felon gun possession is up to 10 years in prison.
Both federal and state laws consider a felon to be disqualified to purchase or possess a firearm. The Gun Control Act of 1968 further defines a prohibited person under Title 18, U.S. Code, Chapter 44.
Title I of the Gun Control Act of 1968 bans mail-order sales of firearms and ammunition, confine the purchase of firearms to the buyer's state of residence, and prohibit certain classes of persons from purchasing, receiving or transporting firearms or ammunition in interstate commerce. Specifically, Title I prohibits dealers from selling any firearm or ammunition to any person who is a felon. Even if the felon's civil rights have been restored under state law, federal firearms disabilities continue to apply to a person convicted of a federal offense.
International gun laws would apply overseas. A foreign nation would not necessarily recognize a restriction of U.S. law.
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