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Q: I was charged with attempted theft in Nevada and did probation, can I pass a background check to buy a firearm?

I know that theft is a category c felony but on my plea deal paperwork the attempted theft was a gross misdemeanor. I know I still have rights if it’s a gross misdemeanor but the more I read into the ATF guidelines of background check I’m not sure sure how it works. Also I completed probation... View More

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answered on Oct 12, 2023

If you were originally charged with felony theft, but that charge was reduced to a non-felony conviction, then that charge will not bar you from legally possessing or purchasing a firearm. The judgement of conviction will be the controlling document.

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