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Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition.  If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again.

Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of state laws and residing in their state, owning/possessing firearms. The state of New Mexico… Read more

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Getting a Felon’s Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Michigan include:

Pending Cases

If you are charged with a crime, but have not yet been convicted, you maintain your right to vote as long as you are… Read more

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Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition.  If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of state laws and residing in their state,  owning / possessing firearms. The state of Oklahoma… Read more

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Colorado?

Colorado law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns.

Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Colorado’s laws are as follows:

Until 1994: Colorado felons who completed their sentences prior to… Read more

Florida

5 Facts About Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law

You’ve likely heard about Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the news ever since the Trayvon Martin shooting.  The law clearly states that a person has the right to use firearms against his or her attacker regardless of whether or not there’s another way to handle the situation.  Let’s take a look at 5 facts about this law and how it has caused a great deal of controversy.

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