OLR Research Report


March 25, 2002

 

2002-R-0335

STATES THAT ALLOW FELONS TO POSSESS HANDGUNS OR GET GUN PERMITS OR LICENSES

 

By: Kristina D. Arsenault, Research Fellow

STATE

CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH GUNS

MAY BE POSSESSED

Kentucky

Person was granted a full pardon by the governor or the President or granted full relief by the U. S. Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the 1968 Federal Gun Control Act (Ky. Rev. Stat. § 527. 040).

Louisiana

After 10 years from the date of completion of sentence, probation, parole, or suspension of sentence (La. Rev. Stat. § 14: 95. 1 (c)(1)).

Minnesota

After 10 years has elapsed since the person was restored to civil rights and during that time the person was not convicted of any other crime of violence (Minn. Stat. § 609. 165 subd. 1a).

South Dakota

After 15 years has elapsed since the person was last discharged from prison, jail, probation, or parole (S. D. Codified Laws § 22-14-15).

Wyoming

The person has been pardoned (Wyo. Stat. § 6-8-102).