My question involves civil rights in the State of: Ohio
The background is that I got a DUI in 2001 in Ohio, as an Ohio resident. It was a misdemeanor pled down pretty well. To the point that it's not on my NICS record. Two years later I got a DUI in Indiana, which has reciprocal (?) laws, so I was charged with a felony class D. It's punishable by a max of 3 years, I served 88 days and 90 days probation.
Flash forward 7 years and I'm trying to purchase a rifle due to a pack of coyotes that has recently moved in to the neighborhood. They are rather aggressive and are taking down things as large as deer, so I'm trying to protect my dog.
Form 4473, question 12.c asks:
Have you been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could have imprisoned you for more
than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence including probation? (See Important Notice 6, Exception 1.)
The Gun Control Act of 1968 states denial of ownership to:
1: Anyone who has been convicted in a federal court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, excluding crimes of imprisonment that are related to the regulation of business practices.
2: Anyone who has been convicted in a state court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding two years, excluding crimes of imprisonment that are related to the regulation of business practices.
The Brady Bill further clamps down by denying ownership to anyone who:
1: Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
So that's three strikes against me... A three year punishable crime these are all working on 1 and 2 year time frames.
However here's the paragraph from the Ohio revised code 2923.13 Section A, paragraph 2:
(2) The person is under indictment for or has been convicted of any felony offense of violence or has been adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an offense that, if committed by an adult, would have been a felony offense of violence.
So, according to the ORC I'm fine, but the former three state I'm not... In cases like this, what trumps what?