Can a felon own a bow in VA?
In other words, you can possess a cross bow under Virginia state law if you’ve been convicted of a felony. Virginia law changes all the time, though. For now, as long as the cross bow doesn’t use some kind of an explosion to shoot arrows, it will not be considered a firearm in Virginia.
Can felons hunt with a bow or crossbow?
Since the federal law only kicks against felons owning firearms, nothing restricts them from crossbows. So, purchasing, owning, and target-shooting with crossbows is as legal for felons as it is for non-felons.
Can a convicted felon hunt with a muzzleloader in Virginia?
A convicted felon is not permitted to possess a firearm which includes a black powder muzzleloader. You may want to consider restoring your firearm rights.
Can a felon live in a house with guns in VA?
Yes you can live in a house with a firearm present as a convicted felon generally as long as the following conditions are met: You do not know where the gun is and have no control or access to it. You do know where the gun is and have no control or access to it.
Can a convicted felon hunt with a bow?
However, just because it is not a firearm and a felon will not be convicted for breaking the 1968 Gun Control Act, it is important for those considering this to check state laws and regulations before purchasing one specifically for hunting.
Can a convicted felon Hunt in Rhode Island?
A few states, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, do have laws that prohibit certain felons from hunting and/or require would-be hunters to obtain separate permits for hunting and possessing firearms. The laws of the state where you live and the states where you plan to hunt determine your options for obtaining a firearm and hunting license.
Can a felon own an antique gun in Virginia?
In that article I noted that, while ‘antique firearms’ are not prohibited to felons under federal law, Virginia state law still ( at that time) prohibited it. However, during the 2017 legislative session, Senator Mark Obenshain introduced a bill to correct that discrepancy (SB1533).
Can a convicted felon get a hunting license?
The laws of the state where you live and the states where you plan to hunt determine your options for obtaining a firearm and hunting license. In many states, it is possible for a convicted felon to have his gun rights restored through a governor’s pardon or a restoration of rights under the state’s clemency board.