Does a felony arrest prevent me buying a gun in Colorado?
I have a felony trespassing arrest in Colorado on my record from 2012. No conviction, I went into a deferred judgement program that I completed so the charges were dropped. But the arrest is still on my record. Would this prevent me from passing a background check to buy a gun?
- ExoplanetLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
Probably not. But most states have two forms: a state form and ATF form 4473. You can pull 'em up and read 'em if you care.
- 1 year ago
I certainly hope so. Your mental health should be assessed beforehand, also.
- 1 year ago
You belong in prison getting raped
- Nuff SedLv 71 year ago
No, there is no law in any state that prevents you from buying a gun, even (or especially) if you're a criminal. That's not what laws do. Laws allow for capture, conviction and punishment of offenders -- not to "prevent" crimes.
If you're asking whether it's legal to purchase a gun in Colorado, the answer would be "yes, unless you're a prohibited person", under the law, at that moment.
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- STEVEN FLv 71 year ago
An arrest would only prohibit you from buying a gun until the case was resolved. A CONVICTION prevents you from legally possession a gun by FEDERAL law.
- JackLv 71 year ago
Local law will apply. Sorry, but it could. Whether it should is another matter. But it could. Some people don't look any deeper than the arrest record.
- BruceLv 71 year ago
Arrests are irrelevant. It is only convicted felons that are prohibited. If there was no conviction, then you can legally purchase a firearm.
- Anonymous1 year ago
I hope so.