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Bristol, VA 24209
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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.
John’s flat rate pricing for representation is amazingly affordable. He is true to his word, communicates through out the entire process and works diligently to represent you. I highly recommend John Pierce.” - Shawn
“I contacted John via email regarding trust and estate work that I needed and questions that I had. He called me that same day, walked me through the process, took adequate time and was very patient in responding to my questions. He is very down to earth and professional. I was astounded as I found he was on travel, yet he took the time to personally contact me. He was very responsive in following up with the documents that I needed. I am extremely pleased and appreciative of the time he took with me and his outstanding level of service. I've worked with a number of attorneys in my profession and John exceeds the standards that I am accustomed to. I highly recommend him.” - Ron
Category Archives: C&R
Private sales to Curio and Relic license holders under Virginia’s new universal background check law
Since Virginia’s so-called ‘universal background check’ law went into effect on July 1, 2020, there have been a number of questions about its applicability to different circumstances. I have previously written about whether one could still gift a firearm under … Continue reading
Posted in ATF, Background Checks, BATFE, Black Powder Firearms, C&R, Criminal Law, Curio and Relic, FFL 03, FFL Issues, Private Sales, Universal Background Checks, Virginia Law Comments Off on Private sales to Curio and Relic license holders under Virginia’s new universal background check law
Can a private seller ship a Curio and Relic firearm directly to an out-of-state C&R FFL holder?
One of my clients called with this question today. He was selling a firearm that happens to be listed on Section II of the latest Curios and Relics List and the buyer was a C&R FFL holder from another state. … Continue reading
Posted in C&R, Criminal Law, Curio and Relic, Federal Law, FFL 03, FFL Issues, Interstate Firearm Transfers, Private Sales Comments Off on Can a private seller ship a Curio and Relic firearm directly to an out-of-state C&R FFL holder?
Non-violent felons in Virginia may now own certain black powder firearms
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
Posted in Black Powder Firearms, C&R, Criminal Law, Curio and Relic, Federal Law, Felons, Gun Rights Restoration, Prohibited Persons, Virginia Law Comments Off on Non-violent felons in Virginia may now own certain black powder firearms
Can my trust get a curio & relic FFL?
Tonight I received a call from a friend who was wondering whether or not a trust could acquire an FFL 03 license. For those of you unfamiliar with the different types of federal firearms licenses (FFLs), a type 03 FFL … Continue reading
Posted in ATF, ATF Guidance Letters, BATFE, C&R, Curio and Relic, FFL 03, FFL Issues, Firearms Technology Branch, NFA Trusts Comments Off on Can my trust get a curio & relic FFL?