Felon Hunting Rights
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sure thing

Troy, MO

#3 Sep 7, 2009
The Missouri Legislature made significant changes to the law dealing with felons in possession of firearms, and Missouri law now more closely follows federal law. It is now a class C felony for any convicted felon to possess any firearm, including a handgun, rifle or shotgun. Missouri has not historically been so restrictive. The state’s prohibition had been limited to concealable weapons (such as handguns) and applied to only “dangerous” felons. A dangerous felon was an individual who plead guilty to , or was convicted of, only certain felonies. For this reason, most convicted felons could use a rifle or shotgun for hunting if they completed their probation or parole. Under Missouri law, a “conviction” includes a suspended execution of sentence (SES), but does not include a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS). Thus, if someone who pleads guilty and receives an SIS is not deemed a convicted felony for purposes of this law. Because the prohibition now includes rifles and shotguns, many felons who could lawfully hunt under Missouri law, may no longer do so.(Bows are not “firearms” and felons may continue to bow hunt.) As was the case before the 2008 change, a felon cannot obtain a concealable weapons permit under Missouri law. This includes felons receiving an SIS.
Found this on the City of Rolla Missouri blog spot
http://rollacity.blogspot.com/2008/11/chief-c...
sure thing

Troy, MO

#4 Sep 7, 2009
Call your seriff office, and talk to you porbation officer he should know the law.
sure thing

Troy, MO

#5 Sep 7, 2009
Curious

United States

#6 Sep 11, 2009
So are you just being informative
disputing
agreeing
or trying to confirm?
Realist

Poplar Bluff, MO

#7 Sep 11, 2009
"Felon rights" is an oxymoronic phrase.
Curious

United States

#8 Sep 12, 2009
Realist wrote:
"Felon rights" is an oxymoronic phrase.
My thinkin xxxxx-actly
MIKE

United States

#9 Nov 4, 2009
A MISSOURI FELONY SEEMS TO BE A HANDYCAP YOU CANT BE RID OF??? AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU, THAT MAKE LIFE, FOR A PERSON LIKE ME, HARD! WHEN I WAS 18 TWO FRINDS AND I GOT A CLASS C FELONYS FOR A SOMEWHAT BOGAS B AND E . NOW I'M 32 I HAVE A WIFE AND THREE KIDS TO FEED. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A JOB. AND LEED A CLEAN LIFE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE IN 14 YEARS . OUT SIDE OF A FEW SPEEDING TICKETS . I CANT DEER HUNT WHICH HAS BEEN A FAMILY SPORT WHERE I COME FROM , FOR MY INTIRE LIFE .... I DONT THING ME ASKING TO HUNT IS ASKING TO MUCH . I HATE NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SIMPLE PLEASURE OF AMERICAN LIFE. BUT BLESS THERE HEARTS THEY SAY I CAN VOTE. STFFFA!!
Curious wrote:
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My thinkin xxxxx-actly
jess

Arden, NC

#10 Sep 29, 2010
i have a class c felony -forgery 30 yrs ago no other crimes except speeding tickets, i hold a state licence yet i still get rejected for the decent jobs for my one time mistake, i was taught everyone deserves a second chance, unless u live in mo. when is payment enough 4 the crime, i gave my pound of flesh, yet, it seems not to be enough.this is not the country I was taught to believe in and even defend in the USMC, i hope one day are government recends this law for people who just made a foolish choice when they were 21 yrs old!
thomas

United States

#11 Oct 4, 2010
only thing i know to do is i wont ever vote again on count of it. state says i can vote. u receive a life time sentence no matter what the set out crime suppose to be. everyone one on earth is worthy of felomy. just cause you didnt get caught doesnt mean it didnt happen. so doesnt make someone a pos just cause they got caught. sooner than u realize there will be more felons that not. then we see what happens
redneck

Harviell, MO

#12 Oct 4, 2010
yah yah scrue any kind of law to judge wait till they get sentced ihope they go to hell every cop ever made can F off
imma loser what can i say

Half Way, MO

#13 Oct 5, 2010
redneck wrote:
yah yah scrue any kind of law to judge wait till they get sentced ihope they go to hell every cop ever made can F off
WOW is all I can say to that, and Im glad I got S.I.S. bahaaaa. good thing im not a dumb ass and knew to ask for SIS. Know your rights and try to live life legal and you wont have as many problems.
bdog

United States

#14 Dec 21, 2010
I agree with redneck
Ozark Grey

Jefferson City, MO

#15 Dec 23, 2010
Felons losing their voting rights is grounded in English Common Law, which of course we inherited from them. The idea is that felons will always vote for police, sheirff's, judges etc who are easy on crime, so let's make sure they can't vote.

As for hunting rights, let's face it, if you are convicted of a felony in any of the 50 states you will lose your right to own firearms, in some states even archery equipment. Personally, I think that a non-violent felon who serves their time and stays good for let's say 10 years, should be allowed to own long guns. I do not think that any violent felon should ever be allowed to own a weapon.
Pam

Great Falls, MT

#16 Dec 31, 2010
You don't lose your rights to possess a gun in all states. Montana gives you your gun rights and voting rights back after you have served your sentence. I would like to know what other states do the same.
old and tired

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Mar 10, 2013
If I am a felon,I have a gun on me and I see you and your family being killed.Do I save some of you.No!Because no matter how much of a hero I am,I go to jail for 10 years for a felon in possesion of a firearm.Sorry for your losses.
DRK

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Mar 11, 2013
The felon laws are reprehensible, this is the kinda thing Stalin did, keeping "penal class" so they would have what few rights they had taken and be forced to low wage labor. The payment to society is complete tgen full rights should be restored. Sure most of us have committed crimes and many have committed felomies just not got caught, but anyway you look at it, forbidding hunting rights and gun ownership is clearly a life sentence. Republicans and demmocrats put this into place, WE NEED A LIBERTARIAN CONGRESS!!! to right these wrongs, I cant believe this great nation would punish a pit smoker for their entire life,
basetrimmer

Pittsburg, OK

#19 Mar 27, 2013
in missouri I grew a pot plant,roots and plant weighed 1.2 oz.
i was charged with a class b felony.
manufacture of a controled substance with intent to deliver and distribute. just like a meth lab!!
5 yrs intence probation, treatment, ua every 30 days
30.00 a month to probation and a 750.00 fine
my sentence was sis, my probation guy says i can hunt after i complete probation and own guns i sure hope he is right. and it DOES come up on an employers background check so it is a lifelong sentence in some respect
felon

Poplar Bluff, MO

#20 Mar 31, 2013
basetrimmer wrote:
in missouri I grew a pot plant,roots and plant weighed 1.2 oz.
i was charged with a class b felony.
manufacture of a controled substance with intent to deliver and distribute. just like a meth lab!!
5 yrs intence probation, treatment, ua every 30 days
30.00 a month to probation and a 750.00 fine
my sentence was sis, my probation guy says i can hunt after i complete probation and own guns i sure hope he is right. and it DOES come up on an employers background check so it is a lifelong sentence in some respect
If i were you i would take that a step farther and get ahold of the ATF and see what they tell you, you prolly had a state case, state dont reconize this. if your pulled over and have a gun in your possesion the feds will jump all over that, you will be charged with felon in possesion. Im pretty sure wants your done with your paper they will let you hunt with an air rifle during firearms season or a crossbow, and you can hunt with a compound bow season. I read this in the paper back in 2010 and showed it to my federal parole officer and he told me once ive completed my parole to call the ATF and get there permission, better to be safe than sorry,
sam

Springfield, MO

#21 Nov 30, 2013
if you have a SIS in missouri you can own posses and buy firearms!!!
Anthonywinebarge r

United States

#22 Dec 1, 2013
I completed parole& was told that my rights were restored,mainly I could vote&hunt.I questioned the hunting right at that time,however I did apply for hunting permit,I completed the state required safety course&was able to purchase hunting tags.Every law in MO at that time allowed me to legally hunt,fast forward 10yrs.I'm stopped while hunting&my gun was taken,I was arrested for possible felon in possession,or unlawful possession..I am 35 married,father of two 11 yr.son,9yr.daughter,who I support.I have had no legal problems,respected neighbor,hard worker,now scared I could lose it all!!My crime in 1997 was not punishable in the fashion of losing my hunting .I have always understood I have the legal right to hunt,however a new law was passed that changed this.how can a new law effect an old crime?? Where are my due process rights?If drugs become legal tomorrow,they will not release one person from jail,so how could a law passed today become retro active??

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