Q: 5 yrs after completing probation a felon of a DWI is allowed to have gun rights back. Am I allowed to hunt with shotgun
I completed my probation in 2013 and in 2018, by Texas law, I am allowed my gun rights back. From what I understand, A felony DWI in Texas is not a Federal crime, so that would mean that In Texas I would be allowed to hunt with a rifle or shotgun, correct? I just need some clarification.
A: Federal law prohibits a convicted felon from ever possessing a firearm of any kind
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A: It would be a violation of federal law for you to be in possession of a firearm or ammunition and it would also be a violation to give, sell, or otherwise transfer one of them to you.
Any offense for which the state could sentence you to more than one year of incarceration counts as a felony for the purposes of federal firearm laws, no matter how it is classified by the state.
A pardon from the Governor would solve the problem.
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