In Florida a felon is not allowed to posess a "firearm" unless civil rights with the specific authority to posess a firearm have been reinstated. It is also a crime under Florida law for a convicted felon to posess ammunition.
My questions are the following:
1) If a convicted felon receives his/her civil rights back "except for the specific authority to own/posess a firearm", can that felon posess ammunition? Ammunition is not a firearm, and the restoration papers state that all civil rights are reinstated except the specific authority to own/posess a "firearm. So if this is the case, is it legal for a felon with civil rights reinstated (except firearm authority) to posess ammuntion?
2) Florida has a conceled weapons permit. Weapons can be guns, mace, knives, etc. If a felon has received his civil rights back except for the specific authority to posess/own a "firearm", shouldn't this felon be allowed to receive a conceled weapons permit since the only right not reinstated is the right to posess/own a firearm? Shouldn't the felon, with basic rights reinstated, be entitled to obtain a "conceled weapons permit" for the purpose of legally carrying a conceled knife? or mace?
I hope this information can help others better understand the law as it is difficult to find any information on the internet,
It is my understanding that the law is like a contract, it is what it says. Florida law says felons can't posess firearms or ammunition or weapons. The civil rights reinstatement papers state: All rights reinstated Except the Specific authority to posess a firearm. Ammunition is not a firearm, gun parts except the receiver are not firearms. Can the felon with basic rights restoration posess ammunition, gun parts (except receivers) in the state of Florida, leagally?
What is the reason that a felon with basic rights can't receive a conceled "weapons" permit if the felon is only going to carry a knife in his pocket?
Thanks for your time and answers.