Category Archives: Interstate Travel

Applying for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit after your gun rights have been restored

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

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What to do if you inherit firearms located in another state

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

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Crossing state lines with inherited and gifted firearms

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

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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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How do I expedite a Form 20?

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

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Gun rights restoration is a state-by-state process

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

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Purchase, possession, and transportation of a firearm while under felony indictment in Virginia

A recent posting at OpenCarry.org reveals that, when asked by clients, many defense attorneys are themselves not completely sure of the effects of an indictment on the accused’s right to purchase, possess, or transport firearms. But an understanding of this … Continue reading

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Will Virginia honor a gun rights restoration from another state?

This is not a question that many people think to ask … but if they have had their right to possess firearms restored by another state prior to moving to (or visiting) Virginia then they absolutely should. Because the answer … Continue reading

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What do I need to do when traveling out-of-state with my NFA items?

Many of us, myself included, live in an area where we often cross state borders. When such a trip includes your NFA items then certain federal statutes may come into play. In particular, 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4) specifies that: (a) It shall be … Continue reading

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