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Can a felon own a big bore air rifle? #7183775
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Just curious, I know they can possess certain muzzleloaders.

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Don't see why not, they can own any other air rifle correct?

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Re: Can a felon own a big bore air rifle? [Re: krmitchell] #7183801
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Don't see why not, they can own any other air rifle correct?
Possess would be the more accurate word, a convicted felon can't possess a firearm in texas but they can hunt with a bow or certain muzzleloaders.

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Originally Posted By: bossbowman
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Don't see why not, they can own any other air rifle correct?
Possess would be the more accurate word, a convicted felon can't possess a firearm in texas but they can hunt with a bow or certain muzzleloaders.


Wrong. It's an airgun, not a firearm.

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The term “firearm” is defined in the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Section 921(a)(3), to include "(A) any weapon (including a starter gun), which will, or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon…." Based on Section 921(a)(3), air guns, because they use compressed air and not an explosive to expel a projectile, do not constitute firearms under Federal law — ******unless they are manufactured with the frames or receivers of an actual firearm****** Accordingly, the domestic sale and possession of air guns is normally unregulated under the Federal firearms laws enforced by ATF.



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Re: Can a felon own a big bore air rifle? [Re: Legend LE-195] #7184277
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Originally Posted By: bossbowman
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Don't see why not, they can own any other air rifle correct?
Possess would be the more accurate word, a convicted felon can't possess a firearm in texas but they can hunt with a bow or certain muzzleloaders.


An air rifle isn’t a firearm so there is nothing prohibiting possession, ownership or otherwise.

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A felon who has completed sentencing or parole after a 5 year waiting period with no other offenses, may own and possess a legal firearm and can only use that firearm in their own residence for purposes of self defense. Full rights can be restored only through a pardon, which in Texas is extremely rare. However there is a movement gaining momentum to allow non violent felons who have completed their debt to society to have full rights restored after a waiting period. Probably will never happen in Texas.


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Does this explain at least some of the recent push to make air guns legal for hunting deer?


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But if you use said air gun in the commission of a felony, it can be recognized in court as a deadly weapon, thus raising the charge.


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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Does this explain at least some of the recent push to make air guns legal for hunting deer?


I think so, thats why I posed the question, and also why I think the tpwd commision was so quick to kill this regulaiton change for this year.

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After talking with the sheriff department, the AG and game warden , the answer is yes . For now, until legislation reclassifies air rifles.


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Originally Posted By: varnoldi13
After talking with the sheriff department, the AG and game warden , the answer is yes . For now, until legislation reclassifies air rifles.
Thats what I figured

Re: Can a felon own a big bore air rifle? [Re: Halfadozen] #7187279
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Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
A felon who has completed sentencing or parole after a 5 year waiting period with no other offenses, may own and possess a legal firearm and can only use that firearm in their own residence for purposes of self defense. Full rights can be restored only through a pardon, which in Texas is extremely rare. However there is a movement gaining momentum to allow non violent felons who have completed their debt to society to have full rights restored after a waiting period. Probably will never happen in Texas.
this raise's another ?, a felon can not purchase a fire arm, so if someone buys it for the felon, that is against the law


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How come the Duke boys, who were always on probation & couldn’t have any firearms, could strap dynamite onto arrows & shoot them all over Hazard County without getting in any trouble?

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Actually there is a movement to preclude felons from possessing any type weapon




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Originally Posted By: Treinta-Treinta
Actually there is a movement to preclude felons from possessing any type weapon


Just curious, but what would be defined as a “weapon”? Seeing as box cutters brought down airplanes and killed thousands, would that be considered a weapon? How about a box truck?

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Everything brother. This stuff doesn’t apply whatsoever to muslims or mentally disturbed. Enough proof exist for my last statement.

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Originally Posted By: Treinta-Treinta
Actually there is a movement to preclude felons from possessing any type weapon


Up to, and including rocks.

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Originally Posted By: colt45
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A felon who has completed sentencing or parole after a 5 year waiting period with no other offenses, may own and possess a legal firearm and can only use that firearm in their own residence for purposes of self defense. Full rights can be restored only through a pardon, which in Texas is extremely rare. However there is a movement gaining momentum to allow non violent felons who have completed their debt to society to have full rights restored after a waiting period. Probably will never happen in Texas.
this raise's another ?, a felon can not purchase a fire arm, so if someone buys it for the felon, that is against the law


The 5 year window is Texas law for a felon to possess. Under federal law it’s a lifetime ban; so the feds can charge a felon with possession even if they are in compliance with state law

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A felon who has completed sentencing or parole after a 5 year waiting period with no other offenses, may own and possess a legal firearm and can only use that firearm in their own residence for purposes of self defense.


Beat me to it...

BATFE will still lock you up.

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The Democratic National Socialist define firearm as anything that can cause fear when pointed at a person or object, including but not limited to sticks and fingers.
They further define Felon as anyone who disagrees with their definition of a firearm.

LOL at the truth

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Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
A felon who has completed sentencing or parole after a 5 year waiting period with no other offenses, may own and possess a legal firearm and can only use that firearm in their own residence for purposes of self defense. Full rights can be restored only through a pardon, which in Texas is extremely rare. However there is a movement gaining momentum to allow non violent felons who have completed their debt to society to have full rights restored after a waiting period. Probably will never happen in Texas.


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