Can a felon own a black powder muzzleloader?
The short answer is no, felons cannot possess or hunt with black powder or muzzle loading firearms. The only remedy for this situation is a pardon by the Governor which restores gun rights.
Are muzzle loaders legal?
While you must have a permit to own a firearm, you do not need to have a permit to purchase or own a muzzleloader. Since federal law allows felons to own so-called antique firearms, state or local law may still classify such weapons as firearms, which are banned for felons.
Is a black powder muzzleloader considered a firearm?
Because black powder firearms are considered antique firearms, the possession of a black powder firearm by a person subject to federal firearms disabilities is not prohibited by the GCA.
Is it legal to use smokeless powder in muzzleloaders?
Smokeless powder is prohibited during muzzleloader seasons. True black powder or black powder substitutes are legal. Electronic or battery-powered devices cannot be attached or incorporated into a muzzleloader during muzzleloader seasons.
So, felons can not walk into a local weapon shop and acquire a firearm – regardless of its purpose. However, a felon has several other options for self-defense and/or hunting. One common question among felons is, can a felon own a black powder muzzleloader?
What do you need to know about muzzleloader laws?
To be legal, muzzleloaders must: Be capable of being loaded only from the muzzle. Equipped only with open or peep sights; hunters with a vision disability may apply to use non-magnified scopes. Load only with loose black power, loose pyrodex, or loose black powder substitutes (pelletized powders are prohibited);
Is it legal to own a black powder revolver?
With a Firearms Certificate, black powder muzzle-loaders are legal to hold. This includes original or reproduction cap-and-ball revolvers, as these count as muzzle-loaders.