I have non violent felonies on my record but yet Texas still approved me for a concealed weapons license. Can I still be charged with felon in possession of a weapon?
I am sorry to say but yes you could still be charged. The test is whether you have been convicted of a felony so if you have been that means under FEDERAL law you cannot possess a firearm. The exception is that after 5 years from the end of your felony you can possess a firearm in your home only. You can have a smooth bore shotgun or a black power gun. Sorry.
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Federal and state laws vastly differ when it comes to firearm possession after conviction of certain offenses. Just because Texas permits you to carry doesn’t mean its legal from the standpoint of the feds.
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