Does a conviction of delivery or possession with intent prohibit gun possession or purchases?

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No, you are not allowed to have a firearm if you have been convicted of delivery or possession with intent to deliver in Pennsylvania. Both Federal and Pennsylvania laws prohibit a person with a felony drug conviction from possessing or attempting to purchase a firearm.  Section 6105 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code expressly prohibits a person convicted of a charge under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act that have a maximum sentence exceeding two years from possessing, using, manufacturing, controlling, selling, or transferring firearms.  Federal law under 18 U.S.C. 922(g) only prohibits a person with a felony conviction from possessing or attempting to purchase a firearm.  The prohibition is a lifetime prohibition. The only way to eliminate the lifetime prohibition is to have the conviction set aside by the government via a pardon.

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If you or a loved one have been charged with drug delivery or possession with the intent to deliver anywhere in Central Pennsylvania, it is in your best interest to contact Attorney Jason Dunkle today at (814) 954-7622 or for a free case evaluation. Our office is located in Downtown State College, just minutes from the University Park Campus of the Pennsylvania State University.

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