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Category Archives: Gun Rights Restoration
Because of the imperfect intersection of local, state, and federal laws, there are a number of legal questions that arise when a felon has their gun rights restored. Today’s question is whether a person who was convicted of a felony and … Continue reading
UPDATE: As of July 1, 2017 this article no longer accurately reflects current Virginia law. See my updated article for more details. It seems like I hear the question at least once a week. “Can convicted felons possess black powder firearms?” … Continue reading
A number of my clients who have succeeded in having their gun rights restored have since made full use of their restored rights. They have successfully purchased one or more Title I firearms, applied for a concealed carry permit, and are now ready to add … Continue reading
I recently wrote an article in which I described how to complete the ATF Form 4473 and the accompanying Virginia state form when purchasing a firearm after having your gun rights restored. In that article I noted that the instructions … Continue reading
In Virginia, anyone convicted of a state-level felony who has had his or her political rights restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority may petition the circuit court where they reside for restoration of their gun rights. If you … Continue reading
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
Occasionally, during a gun rights restoration hearing, a Commonwealth’s Attorney will offer to drop their objection if certain conditions are placed upon the restoration. For example, if the petitioner has stated that their primary reason for seeking a restoration is … Continue reading
Back in August of last year I wrote an article entitled “Will Virginia honor a gun rights restoration from another state?” In that article I noted that the answer was “unfortunately … a resounding ‘no!’” But thanks to legislation introduced … Continue reading
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
Back in September of 2014 I wrote an article entitled Gun rights restoration is a state-by-state process. In that article I demonstrated that generally, “a gun-rights restoration in a given state only allows you to purchase, possess, and transport firearms … Continue reading