Florida allows ex-felons to have guns

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by rajl, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. rajl

    rajl Guest

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/politics ... 5220070405

    I thought that not allowing ex-felons to own guns was a Federal thing. Am I wrong, or is the journalist?
     
  2. luke0927

    luke0927 New Member

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    I think only felons convicted of a violent crime should be the ones bared of owning a firearm. ( i can see some drug realated charges multiple offenses etc...) I know this one guy who got busted with some marijuana back in the 70's (he says 5lbs) but they dropped it to a lower amount but he still got a felony but some how has something written from the judge on his record that he has his GFL....
     

  3. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    Reporters

    Reporters can't get anything right.

    Yes it is a Federal issue.
    However states control the process of state issued pardons.

    Most if not all states have a process for restoration of some or all civil rights.

    Anyone can apply for a Presidential pardon that would restore his/her gun rights.