Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Do I lose my right to possess firearms if I live with a prohibited person?

This is a question that arises quite frequently.  “If my (husband / wife / boyfriend / girlfriend / parent / roommate) is a prohibited person does that mean I can’t have my legally owned firearms in my own home?” The … Continue reading

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Virginia courts currently have no power to restore firearm rights to those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence

Earlier this year, I received an email from someone who claimed that they had successfully petitioned a circuit court to restore their firearm rights after having been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. There are three problems with this scenario: 1)  … Continue reading

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Does the Castleman holding overrule White?

There seems to be some disagreement in the legal community here in Virginia as to whether or not the decision in United States v. Castleman handed down by the United States Supreme Court earlier this year overruled the 4th Circuit’s … Continue reading

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