Federal Gun Laws for Felons


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What historical event initiated law makers to create the Gun Control Act of 1968?

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1. The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits anyone with a felony, or misdemeanor _____, from purchasing or owning a firearm.

2. Convicted felons who are hunters are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet help you see what you know about the firearms restrictions placed on felons. You will need to discuss what kind of offenders can and cannot own a gun.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you'll test your understanding of:

  • What type of misdemeanor offense prohibits someone from buying or owning a firearm
  • How being a convicted felon affects your ability to hunt
  • The reason(s) the Gun Control Act of 1968 was passed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what the Second Amendment to the Constitution does
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a convicted felon can get their right to own a firearm restored
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why the Gun Control Act of 1968 was passed and what kinds of criminal offenders it bars from owning a firearm

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this restriction on criminal offenders, read or watch the lesson titled Federal Gun Laws for Felons. New information covered includes:

  • What length of incarceration is considered to be a felony punishment
  • Who was immediately restricted from owning firearms when the Gun Control Act of 1968 was passed
  • The federal definition of a firearm