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Can a felon hunt with a bow in Virginia?
As of today’s date it does not appear that the definition of firearm includes a cross bow. In other words, you can possess a cross bow under Virginia state law if you’ve been convicted of a felony.
Can felons hunt with a bow or crossbow?
Since a crossbow is not considered a firearm, felons are not restricted by the Gun Control Act from owning one. Therefore, purchasing and owning a crossbow is legal for felons as well as those without a felony conviction.
Can a felon hunt with a muzzleloader in VA?
A convicted felon is not permitted to possess a firearm which includes a black powder muzzleloader. You may want to consider restoring your firearm rights.
Can a felon have a bow and arrow?
So yes, a felon can own a bow in most circumstances, because a bow isn’t considered a firearm.
Can you hunt with crossbow in VA?
Crossbow Regulations in Virginia Crossbows may legally be used to hunt during the firearm and archery seasons. Any individual under the age of 18 must successfully complete a two sectioned hunter education course before legally permitted to obtain a hunting license.
Can I own a bow with a felony?
Can a felon use a compound bow?
Weapons like guns are used every day. This means that felons are not restricted from owning one under the 1968 Gun Control Act. Thus, purchasing, owning, and shooting a compound bow is legal for felons as well as those without a felony conviction.
Are felons allowed to own black powder guns?
In the United States, it is legal for a convicted felon to own a black powder gun during his custody or control. Under Federal and State laws, a black powder gun is also termed an ‘antique firearm’. Any type of replica of an antique firearm should not be depicted for using a rimfire.
Can a convicted felon go hunting with a gun?
Hunting Rights for a Convicted Felon. If you are a convicted felon, you cannot own a firearm. In most parts of the United States, you cannot even use a gun, which means you cannot hunt with a gun.
Can a convicted felon hunt with a crossbow or restore gun rights?
In certain cases, convicted felons can hunt with crossbows or can have the right to use firearms restored. The process for restoring gun rights varies from state to state, but in some states, it’s not an option.
Can a felon hunt with a black powder gun?
Last year I wrote an article admonishing those with felony convictions to not believe the oft-repeated rumor that felons can still possess, and hunt with, black powder firearms. In that article I noted that, while ‘antique firearms’ are not prohibited to felons under federal law, Virginia state law still ( at that time) prohibited it.
Can a felon own an antique firearm in Virginia?
In that article I noted that, while ‘antique firearms’ are not prohibited to felons under federal law, Virginia state law still ( at that time) prohibited it. However, during the 2017 legislative session, Senator Mark Obenshain introduced a bill to correct that discrepancy (SB1533).