Most people know that you cannot possess a firearm if you are a convicted felon. What most people do not know is that being a felon is just one of the categories of people prohibited from possessing firearms. The law also prohibits the possession of firearms by persons who have domestic misdemeanor assault convictions, those addicted to drugs, persons subject to an Order of Protection, the mentally incompetent, etc.
In addition, persons who may legally possess firearms may not legally possess them everywhere – off-limits places include courthouses, schools, airports, post offices, certain buildings in Federal parks, and other locations. It is essential to contact an attorney to ensure you understand your rights under state and federal firearms laws.