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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: Interstate Firearm Transfers
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
A client recently asked this question. He specifically wanted to know if the rules differ when the customer is in a different state than the manufacturer or gunsmith. Given the myriad laws and regulations which govern both the transfer and shipment … Continue reading
A client contacted me recently and asked how a Virginia resident would legally take possession of firearms (non-NFA) that had been left to him in a will by someone who lived in another state. He specifically asked whether or not … Continue reading
I received an email today from a client who had a question about receiving firearms from an out-of-state relative. He wanted to make sure that the transfer was conducted legally under federal law as well as the laws of both … Continue reading
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
Earlier this week I received a call from a client who had a last-minute opportunity to attend an out-of-state hunting event. While he was excited about the opportunity, he had a problem. The gun he wanted to take was an … Continue reading
Since publishing my article about Virginia not recognizing out-of-state gun-rights restorations I have been inundated with questions. The first group of questions prompted a second article about whether a non-resident with a Virginia conviction could get their gun rights restored in … Continue reading
Yesterday the United States Supreme Court handed down a 5-to-4 ruling in the case of Abramski v. United States. The court held that a buyer may not answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Are you the actual transferee / buyer of … Continue reading
With the holidays fast approaching, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I was asked this question. After all, a quality firearm, treated with respect and care, is an heirloom that can last for generations. But can … Continue reading