If I am convicted of a Federal crime, can I own or possess a firearm?

If I am convicted of a Federal crime, can I own or possess a firearm?

A person convicted of a Federal felony may not own, possess, or have custody of any type of firearm, including a rifle or a shotgun, if conduct that led to the conviction would be punishable as a felony under California State Law or the sentence for the Federal felony exceeds 30 days imprisonment or a fine greater than $1000.

California State firearm privileges are restored to a person convicted of a Federal felony only after a Presidential Pardon is received.

Federal firearms laws independently prohibit convicted felons from possessing any firearms. For Federal offenders, this disability is removed by a full Presidential Pardon. Previously, relief could also be obtained from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), pursuant to 18 U.S.C. ยง 925(c); however, this method has not been funded by Congress since fiscal year 1992.

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