Q: I am on probation here in Fort Collins, Colorado for a 1st time DUI. Can I ???
I purchased a Lower Receiver for an AR - 15 the other evening online for a future project.
Then a friend of mine reminded me that it is Illegal to have a firearm while on Probation here in Colorado.
So my question is: ( since it is not actually a working Firearm)
Can i purchase & pickup this gun " Part " and legally take it home with me while on probation in Colorado?
This is an interesting question.
(1) It is not necessarily illegal to possess a weapon when on probation, especially when the probation is for a nonviolent misdemeanor. However, if there were any specific agreements for your specific probation that prohibit firearm possession, then that is an entirely different issue and you would have to abide by your specific court order.
(2) Notwithstanding the above, possessing only a "part" of a firearm (as you characterized it) is also not a crime.
All of this aside, if you are posting here and have a very real question about whether this is allowed, the best advise would be to NOT possess a firearm or part of a firearm until your probation is done. DUI probation is shorter and less invasive compared to other probations. More importantly, the only person who can truly let you know if you're going to be violated by this is your PO, and you obviously should not be asking them. Best advice, forget about it until you're no longer under supervision. Not worth the risk.
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