2009 Kentucky Revised Statutes
527.040 Possession of firearm by convicted felon -- Exceptions.

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Page 1 of 1 527.040 Possession of firearm by convicted felon -- Exceptions. (1) A person is guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon when he possesses, manufactures, or transports a firearm when he has been convicted of a <br>felony, as defined by the laws of the jurisdiction in which he was convicted, in any <br>state or federal court and has not: <br>(a) Been granted a full pardon by the Governor or by the President of the United States; (b) Been granted relief by the United States Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended. (2) Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a Class D felony unless the firearm possessed is a handgun in which case it is a Class C felony. (3) The provisions of this section shall apply to any youthful offender convicted of a felony offense under the laws of this Commonwealth. The exceptions contained in <br>KRS 527.100 prohibiting possession of a handgun by a minor shall not apply to this <br>section. (4) The provisions of this section with respect to handguns, shall apply only to persons convicted after January 1, 1975, and with respect to other firearms, to persons <br>convicted after July 15, 1994. Effective: July 15, 1994. <br>History: Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 30, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1994; and ch. 396, sec. 10, effective July 15, 1994. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 237, effective <br>January 1, 1975. Legislative Research Commission Note (7/15/94). This section was amended by 1994 Ky. Acts chs. 30 and 396 which do not appear to be in conflict and have been <br>codified together.

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