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Q: I’m a victim of domestic and filed for PPO. I’m also a felon with drug case from 2008. Can I purchase a gun to protect m

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A: In the United States, federal law prohibits individuals convicted of felony offenses, including drug-related felonies, from purchasing or possessing firearms. This restriction extends to individuals subject to domestic violence protection orders.

If you have a felony conviction from 2008, it's crucial to be aware that you may be prohibited from legally purchasing or possessing firearms. Even if you are a victim of domestic violence and have filed for a protection order, the firearm restriction for felons generally still applies.

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