Or ammunition. And they know it. Federal offense. 18 USC 922(g)
(g) It shall be unlawful for any person--A few points. The courts have ruled that ANY possession affects commerce, so a product that never leaves one state is still properly an object for federal prohibition; and all you pot smokers out there, who possess arms or ammo, you are committing a federal felony.
(1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
(2) who is a fugitive from justice;
(3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)); ...
to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
When we were applying for our FFL license last summer, the feds found a 39 year old felony on my husband. This drug felony was to be purged from his records upon completion of his sentencing, community service and probation). The state legislature, Washington state, 9 years later overturned all purged felonies for rapists, murderers and drug convictions, needless to say they made my husband a felon 9 years after he was cleared.
It obviously came up in the FFL background check. The ATF agent working on our license said that until we got this cleared up with the state, if the feds were to come to our home and we had any guns, collectors or otherwise, any ammunition or spent shells anywhere on our land, 80 acres, they would throw my husband in jail.