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State Jail convictions

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Post by barres » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:20 pm

I tried to search the forum for this, but a search for "State Jail" drops the word state and only searches for jail.

I have a co-worker who served time in a Texas State Jail facility. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't state Jail convictions still felonies, even though the sentence is for less than 2 years? I ask, because he has asked me to sell him a firearm.
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Post by tommyg » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:32 pm

DO NOT SELL IT TO HIM Anything that can be punished by over a year in jail no sale :rules:
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Post by carlson1 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:42 pm

State Jails are for convicted felons. Don’t sale.
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Post by OneGun » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:00 pm

Do not do the sale, unless you want to go to Jail!!
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Post by Grundy1133 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:05 pm

you can sale to me tho. what is it and how much? lol
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Post by barres » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:07 am

Thanks, guys. Y'all confirmed what I thought.
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Post by allisji » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:10 pm

This topic has me wondering what would be the obligation to report to police if a person whom you know or suspect to be a prohibited person is attempting to purchase a gun.

Theoretically I would think that if you suspect that the person will continue to pursue obtaining a firearm by other means then you should alert authorities.

But if you suspect that the individual will no longer attempt to obtain a weapon then unless required by law I would think that you would not be under obligation to report. What are the odds that a person may not realize that they are prohibited from owning a firearm? I would think that this would be something that would be made clear when a felony conviction is made.

Certainly if you suspect that the person is attempting to obtain a weapon in order to commit a criminal act then you should report it immediately.
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Post by Boxerrider » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:14 pm

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a box on every state-issued ID indicating the person's firearm eligibility? A simple yes or no.

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Post by C-dub » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:21 pm

To the OP: I’m sorry your coworker has put you in this very awkward position. He should know better.

Regarding allisji’s thoughts: I was thinking the same thing. This is a heckova position for the OP to be in.
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Post by bblhd672 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:55 pm

C-dub wrote:To the OP: I’m sorry your coworker has put you in this very awkward position. He should know better.

Regarding allisji’s thoughts: I was thinking the same thing. This is a heckova position for the OP to be in.
He probably does know better and is looking for someone who will sell him one despite his ineligibility.

In a situation where you aren’t sure would you be able to conduct the transaction through a FFL with a 4473 and background check? Make the prospective buyer pay the FFL transfer fee up front with no refund if denied.
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