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  • Everyone can. Question is are they permitted to.
  • They are weapons (legally) yo...
  • under federal law. code 18 usc 921(a)(16) any gun produced befor 1899 jan is an antique including muzleloaders.
  • I double checked and I'm right. 18 USC Section 922 defines it. I just got off the phone with the Acting Duty Agent/BATFE and verified it. 1. Muzzle-loader does not fall under the Gun Control Act of 1968 guidelines and is not considered a firearm. I asked him specifically "I am a felon. Can I own a muzzleloader?" And he replied yes. And muzzleloaders do not fall under National Firearms Act either. 2. A felon cannot possess ANY firearm. This includes inactive, deactiated and demilitarized firearms. 3. In essence if it does not accept and cannot accept cartridge ammunition it is not a firearm. Any muzzleloader than can be converted to accept cartridge ammunition are considered firearms. Typically because of the pressure differences muzzleloaders cannot accept cartridge ammunition because cartridge ammunition is a much higher pressure than blackpowder. 4. State laws may vary. 5. If you have any questions, feel free to call & ask- http://www.atf.treas.gov/contact/field.htm __________________
  • I double checked and I'm right. 18 USC Section 922 defines it. I just got off the phone with the Acting Duty Agent/BATFE and verified it. 1. Muzzle-loader does not fall under the Gun Control Act of 1968 guidelines and is not considered a firearm. I asked him specifically "I am a felon. Can I own a muzzleloader?" And he replied yes. And muzzleloaders do not fall under National Firearms Act either. 2. A felon cannot possess ANY firearm. This includes inactive, deactiated and demilitarized firearms. 3. In essence if it does not accept and cannot accept cartridge ammunition it is not a firearm. Any muzzleloader than can be converted to accept cartridge ammunition are considered firearms. Typically because of the pressure differences muzzleloaders cannot accept cartridge ammunition because cartridge ammunition is a much higher pressure than blackpowder. 4. State laws may vary. __________________

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