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    Juvenile crimes when buying a gun

    Does your juvenile record effect you when buying a gun?

    As in if you were convected as a felon at age 14 will that stop you from being able to own a gun?

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    As far as I know, juvenile records are sealed and not use against you later on in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty View Post
    As far as I know, juvenile records are sealed and not use against you later on in life.
    Juvenile Records are not sealed. Although the general public cannot have access through open records requests under any freedom of information legislation. But on the contrary, almost any goberment agency can access them.

    As to whether it affect to purchase a gun, I would have to say no, or I would not be able to owm one. Kids can do stupid things and I once was a kid.
    Last edited by BROKENSPROKET; 01-09-2011 at 12:29 AM.

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    A "juvenile" cannot be prosecuted with a felony. This is basic law (in WI anyway). Juveniles really aren't even prosecuted for crimes if you read the details of the juvenlile justice system. To be convicted of a felony status crime (any crime punishable by more than 1 year inprisonment) a juvenile must first be waived into adult court by a judge. As it is right now if a 16 year old commits a felony status crime they are pretty much automatically waived into adult court to be prosecuted as an adult so that they can then be charged with the felony. If they are lucky they are like me and have it written into their plea that once finishing all conditions of sentancing that the chagrges will be reduced to misdomeanors. I wend through all this back in 1996 when I was 16, I was young and dumb. I believe I am a poster child of why we shouldn't be so quick to try and ruin a young persons life with felony charges when they are young. I went on to finish getting my HSED, went to college for two degrees, and become a contributing member of society with strong morals and decent carreer. I returned to court after completing every condition of my sentancing, and ended up getting my felony charges reopened and reduced to misdomeanors a number of years ago and have never had trouble purchasing a firearm since. I think things may have been different had my charges been for a violent crime though.

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    The Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, 'the Lautenberg Amendment' , prohibited anyone previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from owning a firearm, from my understanding because I have been reading into this for a month and this includes "juvenile offences"
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    Ok thank you all for your info and i was able to purchase my first gun today which was a rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomfighter View Post
    Ok thank you all for your info and i was able to purchase my first gun today which was a rifle
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