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Q: Can a felon (dui) own a modern muzzleloader in Missouri?

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A: In Missouri, owning a modern muzzleloader can be complicated for someone with a felony DUI conviction. Generally, federal law prohibits felons from owning firearms, and this includes modern muzzleloaders that use inline ignition systems, as they are considered firearms under federal law.

However, Missouri state law may have some nuances, and certain antique or replica muzzleloaders that do not use modern ignition systems might be exempt. This means they are not considered firearms under federal law, potentially allowing ownership depending on specific state regulations.

It's crucial to understand both state and federal laws fully. Consulting with a legal expert familiar with Missouri firearm regulations can provide clarity and ensure you stay within legal boundaries.

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