Category Archives: Mental Health

In Virginia a successful appeal of an involuntary commitment does not restore gun rights

Yes … you read that correctly.  If you are involuntarily committed for mental health treatment, appeal that commitment, and win said appeal, it does NOT remove the prohibition the initial commitment placed upon your right to purchase, possess, and transport … Continue reading

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May those prohibited from owning firearms due to a mental health issue hunt with black powder rifles?

I received a call from a potential client last week who was confused about the recent change to Virginia law regarding black powder firearms. The conversation went something like this: Client: “I heard that even if you can’t legally own … Continue reading

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Do I lose my right to possess firearms if I live with a prohibited person?

This is a question that arises quite frequently.  “If my (husband / wife / boyfriend / girlfriend / parent / roommate) is a prohibited person does that mean I can’t have my legally owned firearms in my own home?” The … Continue reading

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