I'm new to this forum and this will be my first time buying firearm. To start off, I am looking at Marlin 22 Cal. semi rifle. I'm not sure if its a good starter gun for bird hunting but the dealer at GunRunner said he'll give it to me for $150 though the price tag says $179. I am also planning on getting a silver/black (I believe it was something like a ruger, not sure) 9mm handgun. Its comes with a case and two 10 round clips, with an addition 25 round long clip and a trigger lock. the price tag on the 9mm handgun and two 10 round clip is $379, but he said he'll do $350 for it.
So the total price was $500 for the rifle and handgun plus an addition $35 for the 25 round clip. I saved $58 dollar. Was it a good Deal? The Guy seems like a really nice and knowledgeable guy.
Well, to the point. I am now 22 years old. When I was 14, I was pressured into a burglary with some other guys and were caught. I was convicted with a felony for attempted burglary and burglary tools. Yeah, I know, stupid me and I do deeply regret it and will continue to do so. I was sentenced to 1 year in probation minus time served and 3 months of ankle monitor. So yes, all that totaled 1 year.
In this case, will I be able to purchase these firearms? I've already completed the paper work with the dealer, but it was delayed. I've put in a $200 deposit though. Also I remember reading the paper work stating to check "yes" or "no" if I have been convicted of a felony for which the judge has sentenced me to MORE than 1 year. So then I checked "no" because my sentence was exactly 1 year.
Again, will I be able to purchase these firearms or do I need to have my juvenile records "SEALED","EXPUNGED"? From what I've heard, the records are suppose to be automatically sealed once I've turned 18 or 21. Not Sure.
Does anyone have any useful information that I can use?
Thanks in Advance