Can felons use a muzzleloader during gun season
The best way to keep the right to own a gun is to conduct yourself responsibly.
Previous to the conviction, he was a dedicated hunter and is currently in the process of petitioning the Govenor to get the right to possess and hunt with a muzzleloader.
Knowing this much I gather it is not legal unless your friend gets the OK from the Powers That Be.
To be clear, they can't touch a firearm, they can't be the sole adult in a house where firearms are located--like dad is a felon but 14 yo kid has a shotgun. They can not be in a car with a firearm, they can not have a deer rifle with the bolt and magazine removed but simply "scoping" for deer. All examples of individuals I have either arrested myself (back in the day) or supervised who were arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon. Constructive possession also applies to this--walked into a house 4 20 somethings sitting around playing video games, a 9mm is on top of the TV, one of the kids is a felon, he get's arrested and the gun was confiscated. My advice to felons is treat them like the plague and be no where near them.
The person has been convicted of a felony in Wisconsin, has been convicted in another state of a crime that would be a felony if committed in this state, has been adjudicated delinquent on or after April 21, 1994 of a crime that if committed by an adult in Wisconsin would be a felony, has been found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of a felony in Wisconsin, found not guilty by reason of insanity or mental illness in another state, has been committed for treatment under § 51.20 (13) (a) and ordered not to possess a firearm under § 51.20 (13) (cv), or has been enjoined under an injunction pursuant to § 813.12 or § 813. 122 That person possessed a firearm The maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a gun on firearm under Wisconsin laws is 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine, which is a class G felony.
Wisconsin Defense Strategies - Unlawful Possession of a Gun or Firearm Depending on the fact of the case, the typical defenses for a firearms possession charge are 1) can they prove that you were actually in possession of the gun, or 2) did they have a legitimate legal basis for when they found the weapon in your possession. I'll need to do a thorough examination of the police report and any other evidence against you before I would suggest exactly what the best way to fight these charges might be.
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