Wyandotte, OK asked in Federal Crimes for Oklahoma

Q: Can a convicted felon, who completed probation, legally possess a crossbow or live with someone who possesses one?

What are the specifications if they are approved?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Under federal law, a convicted felon who completed probation is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. However, there is no federal law that specifically addresses crossbows.

In some states, felons are also prohibited from possessing crossbows, while in others they may be allowed to possess them with certain restrictions, such as obtaining a permit or using them only for specific purposes such as hunting or sporting events.

It is important to check the specific laws in your state regarding the possession of crossbows by convicted felons. Additionally, it is advisable to consult with an attorney to ensure that you understand all of the legal requirements and restrictions that apply in your situation.

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