Q: Can I own a gun or handle a gun if I plead guilty to battery 10 years ago
A: Maybe if it was a misdemeanor and the alleged victim was a stranger.
There was not a crime named "Battery" in Texas 10 years ago. In Texas it would be named "Assault" and there are both misdemeanor and felony versions.
Federal law says you may not EVER possess a firearm or ammunition if the case involved domestic violence. You lose your second amendment rights upon conviction of any offense, even a misdemeanor, that "has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim." 18 U.S. Code § 922.
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