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“John represented me at my hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court for my Petition for Restoration of Firearms Rights. My case was a bit complex and it incorporated some new legislation that John was very educated on. The legislation was so new that the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Judge did not have any knowledge of it. John’s actions in the courtroom to bring the new legislation to the attention of the court were astonishing and brilliant; even bringing a smile to the Judge and pat on the back from a fellow attorney after the hearing.
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Category Archives: Gun Rights Restoration
May those prohibited from owning firearms due to a mental health issue hunt with black powder rifles?
I received a call from a potential client last week who was confused about the recent change to Virginia law regarding black powder firearms. The conversation went something like this: Client: “I heard that even if you can’t legally own … Continue reading
Last year I wrote an article admonishing those with felony convictions to not believe the oft-repeated rumor that felons can still possess, and hunt with, black powder firearms. In that article I noted that, while ‘antique firearms’ are not prohibited … Continue reading
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
Governor signs bill allowing non-residents with a VA mental health prohibition to petition for gun rights restoration
In 1994, Paul Anthony Leone was convicted of felony possession of marijuana in Virginia. This conviction stripped him of both his political rights and his right to possess firearms. Years later, in 2012, Mr. Leone, now living in North Carolina, … Continue reading
I have written before about the rampant confusion surrounding the issue of whether or not felons can possess, and hunt with, black powder firearms in Virginia. Spoiler alert … they cannot. But there is a separate question that comes up almost … Continue reading
If you call me with a tax law question, I am going to refer you to an attorney who practices tax law. The same is true with all the other areas of law that are outside my wheelhouse. The reason … Continue reading
The current application form for a Virginia CHP misstates the requirements for certain restoration scenarios
In assisting one of my clients I have discovered several errors in the current version of the Application for a Concealed Handgun Permit (SP-248) that I believe need to be corrected. The issues are on page 2 in the Form … Continue reading
Following Friday’s decision by the Virginia Supreme Court striking down Governor McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of political rights, Governor McAuliffe was quick to issue an official response. For those clients who need their voting rights restoration in order to apply for restoration … Continue reading
The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down Governor McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of political rights
In a ruling issued late today, the Virginia Supreme Court has struck down the Governor’s blanket restoration of the political rights of over 206,000 convicted felons who had completed their sentences and been released from supervised probation or parole. The 63 … Continue reading
Purchasing a firearm after your gun rights have been restored following a mental health adjudication
In Virginia, there are a number of mental health adjudications that can lead to a prohibition on the right to purchase, possess, and transport firearms. These include the following: Persons acquitted of a crime by reason of insanity Persons adjudicated … Continue reading