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In the U.S., are all people convicted of murder permanently barred from legally possessing firearms?

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Under federal law, people who have been convicted of a felony that would ordinarily bar them from possessing firearms can legally own guns if their civil rights are restored by certain government authorities. After felons are released from prison or complete parole, some states automatically restore their civil rights, including that of owning firearms.

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