Category Archives: Non Resident Issues

Can I purchase a stripped lower from an out-of-state dealer?

I was recently contacted by a gun owner who attempted to purchase a stripped lower from an out-of-state dealer and the dealer refused the sale.  The dealer had completely confused the issue by telling him that stripped lowers must be … Continue reading

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Virginia now recognizes the gun rights restorations of all other states

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

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Non-residents may now get their gun rights restored in Virginia

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

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Delegate Webert introduces bill to recognize other state’s gun rights restorations

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

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May I consign my NFA items to an FFL/SOT?

One of the more common questions I am asked is whether the owner of an NFA item may consign it to an FFL/SOT to facilitate a sale. The answer, like so many where the NFA is concerned, is both “Yes” and “no.” … Continue reading

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May a non-resident get their gun rights restored in Virginia?

UPDATE:  As of July 1, 2015 this article is no longer correct.  Non-residents may now get their gun rights restored in Virginia. ……………………………. An increasing percentage of my law practice deals with gun rights restoration.  Therefore, it is not surprising that … Continue reading

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