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Old 12-04-2009, 12:42 PM
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Can a felon use a muzzleloader to hunt or is it a firearm when it comes to a felon.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:51 PM
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I don't believe so, least not here. It's a firearm when a non-felon has one too
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:57 PM
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My understanding is it is not considered a firearm. No ffl need bought mine no questions asked.
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I don't believe so, least not here. It's a firearm when a non-felon has one too
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there was a guy who got busted after getting lost then rescued but he had the gun and he was arrested he was a felon i think he was in ID he had a muzzleloader
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I would suggest trusting the local court as to that rule. I still say he should learn to shoot a bow. When he can't get a buck that's 100 yards away, he'll remember where he's been. When he shoots one from 25 feet, he'll know where he's going.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtim6656 View Post
My understanding is it is not considered a firearm. No ffl need bought mine no questions asked.
Maybe I was getting a little too enveloping in definition
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:50 PM
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Acording to Feds definition, anything that uses an explosive detination is concidered a firearm, this even includes starter pistols in the definition. His best bet would be to bow hunt, or try to get his rights restored, he would probably have better luck bow hunting.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:04 PM
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My NEF Huntsman is considered a firearm. Upon purchase, they ran a NICS on me.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:42 AM
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are you on probation or parole? if ya are you cant even have a bow.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bigtim6656 View Post
My understanding is it is not considered a firearm. No ffl need bought mine no questions asked.

You do not need an FFL to purchase gun either... you just have to have one in order to professionally deal in firearms.

Nor, do you have to file a 4473 on a muzzleloader, unless it can be converted via barrel changes to a centerfire or rimfire cartridge (ala TC Encores and the like).

However, nearly every state that I am aware of still considers a muzzleloader a firearm, and if you possess one while you are a felon, you are in some mighty deep and smelly mud.

Several states also treat a bow the same way when it comes to felons.
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