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Atlanta Georgia lawyer Thomas Nagel discusses gun regulation

Georgia Gun possession and Federal Regulation
 
On a regular basis, I get questions regarding a persons right to possess a firearm. Many cases I defend have direct implications regarding my client’s right to possess firearms.
Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm in 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) also called the Gun Control Act.
 
The Gun Control Act (GCA), codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), makes it unlawful for certain categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person:
  • convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
  • who is a fugitive from justice;
  • who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 802);
  • who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;
  • who is an illegal alien;
  • who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
  • who has renounced his or her United States citizenship;
  • who is subject to a court order restraining the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of the intimate partner; or
  • who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
The GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 992(n) also makes it unlawful for any person under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to ship, transport, or receive firearms or ammunition. 
Further, the GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 922(d) makes it unlawful to sell or otherwise dispose of firearms or ammunition to any person who is prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition.
 

If you’ve been arrested or investigated for a crime and you are concerned about your rights to possess a firearm or if you fall into one of the categories above, call me now to discuss your case.  In many instances I’ve been able to resolve my clients case without any adverse affects on there right to possess a firearm.  Know your rights. Know your legal options.  Call me now!

Thomas C. Nagel
Attorney at Law
5855 Sandy Springs Circle
Suite 150
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
404-255-1600
404-255-7373 fax 

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