My questions says it all, really. I was convicted of misdemeanor burglary, residential, in February of 1989. There was never any discussion about my gun rights and am curious if I still have them?
You need to complete a personal firearms eligibility check (PFEC) though the California Department of Justice.
There are inconsistencies the facts in your question. Residential (first degree) burglary is a felony, unless there was a plea bargain to misdemeanor second degree non-residential burglary. The three strikes law wasn't enacted until 1994, but a first degree burglary conviction is still a strike.
It would be foolish to attempt to purchase a gun based solely on an answer from a lawyer on Avvo. It's been almost 30 years since you conviction, so you can wait a couple of months for a PFEC.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney. Free consultation only applies to potential clients with a criminal case within 100 miles of Chico, California.
You should. Complete a PFEC through the CA DOJ.
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