Felons are people who have been convicted of a felony and are no longer allowed to possess firearms. Generally, felons cannot go to gun ranges because it is illegal for them to do so. However, there are exceptions that apply in some states.
For example, California allows someone with a misdemeanour conviction or someone who has completed their sentence for an offence other than a felony within the past 10 years may attend gun ranges if they have their own firearm at the range and if they present ID upon arrival.
In Alabama, a felon may go to gun ranges if they have the written permission from their parole or probation officer. Written permission is not required in Arkansas for someone who has been convicted of misdemeanour charges and within five years after the expiration of any sentence imposed as punishment for those convictions.
In Connecticut, a felon can attend only with written approval by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP). The District of Columbia allows felons to provide evidence that they are legally permitted under federal law to possess firearms before being allowed access into a range.
Florida does not allow anyone convicted of felony charges entry unless it was more than 20 years ago when he/she completed his/her sentence for an offence other than a felony charge