Question for the legal community RE: Felony Conviction.

Question for the legal community RE: Felony Conviction.

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    Question for the legal community RE: Felony Conviction.

    Not to get into the politics of the conviction but our former Governor plead guilty to a felony and now has that on his record. Several times while reporting the story it was brought up that he must give up his guns. My question is must he turn them into the Sheriff’s office with no reimbursement or can he transfer them to his wife or is it possible for him to sell them on his own?

    Former NC Gov. Easley guilty of 1 finance charge
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley was convicted Tuesday of a low-level felony and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for an improperly filed campaign finance report, the lone accusation to emerge after sweeping investigations into his personal and professional life.

    A former prosecutor himself, Easley portrayed the matter during a court hearing as little more than a paperwork error, and his attorney later declared the charge showed there was never any corruption. Under a plea agreement, Easley accepted responsibility for campaign forms that failed to disclose a helicopter flight he took in 2006.
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    I don't know about Virginia but in NY once a license is suspended or revoked you cannot immediate sell the firearms. The firearms have to be turned into the licensing authority. They are put into storage for a period of time allowing you to sell them to another individual that can legal possess the firearms. Given how each state views having firearms in the home of a felon he may not be able to sell them to a spouse or anyone else living in the home.
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    I dont think he has to turn them in to the "authoritys"...unless you live in one of the socialist states that require you seek their permission for owning one.

    Most people just give them away or sell them to someone else.

    Or course, this is entirely dependent on the laws of the state that you live in.
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    In PA it is as HotGuns stated - I have knowledge of this first hand.

    A neighbor was convicted of a felony but, not given actual jail or prison time.

    The judge gave him a short period of time (I think 30 Days) to either turn his firearms in to the Police - or sell his guns to a legal individual - or to a FFL Gun Shop - or to gift them away to a person that could legally possess them that was not a person/child/spouse living at the same address and not an immediate family member.

    BTW the person that was convicted of that felony was not allowed to possess any ammunition at all either & the judge told him (at sentencing) that if LEOs were ever called again to his home with a search warrant and found even one cartridge on his property that it was automatically "off to the slammer" for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    BTW the person that was convicted of that felony was not allowed to possess any ammunition at all either & the judge told him (at sentencing) that if LEOs were ever called again to his home with a search warrant and found even one cartridge on his property that it was automatically "off to the slammer" for him.
    Oh, man. Would I be in trouble? I have ammo /everywhere/.

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    Me too. It would take me weeks to find every cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I dont think he has to turn them in to the "authoritys"...unless you live in one of the socialist states that require you seek their permission for owning one.

    Most people just give them away or sell them to someone else.

    Or course, this is entirely dependent on the laws of the state that you live in.
    That's what anyone in one of the "normal" states would do ...
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    The prohibitions against gifting / selling to a person living in the same residence may well be unlawful.

    http://volokh.com/2010/11/24/second-...tes-of-felons/

    This is binding in PA now, and persuasive precedent in other federal courts.

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