Can a felon own a black powder muzzle loader rifle?
Question Details: The felon is due to a 3rd DUI.
Under federal law, a black powder rifle is defined as an "antique firearm" which are not legally considered firearms for the purposes of being a felon-in-possession. Specifically, the law says that a convicted felon may not hunt with a centerfire firearm, only a muzzleloader manufactured before 1899 or a replica thereof. If you are still unclear onthe matter, you shouldocnsult directly with a local criminal defense attorney who can best advise you further.
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