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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: Purchasing Firearms
This question involves the intersection of two complex areas of firearms law: The federal prohibition triggered by a misdemeanor conviction of a crime of domestic violence; and Whether black powder firearms are considered ‘firearms’ under state and federal law. Let’s … Continue reading
“May I purchase a firearm if I have a green card?” Some version of this question shows up in my email almost every week. It is hardly surprising since there is a great deal of confusion concerning green card holders and … Continue reading
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
I was recently debating with a gun control advocate about the increased burden that is imposed on law-abiding gun owners when we add more and more records to the NICS system. I was specifically discussing the prevalence of erroneous matches. … Continue reading
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
Perhaps the least-understood federal firearms prohibitions are those codified at 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(9) and (g)(9). These two sub-sections generally prohibit the acquisition, possession, and transportation of firearms by any person “who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor … Continue reading
Can I purchase a firearm from a dealer if I have a misdemeanor drug possession arrest or conviction?
Occasionally I will receive a call from a thoroughly confused potential client who has been denied a firearms purchase and doesn’t understand why. They were able to honestly answer all of the questions on the ATF Form 4473 in the … Continue reading
The criteria for which types of mental health issues might give rise to a gun rights prohibition under either state or federal law is staggeringly complex. For the average citizen, unfamiliar with researching and parsing legal language, the task of understanding this … Continue reading
UPDATE: As of July 1, 2017 this article no longer accurately reflects current Virginia law. See my updated article for more details. It seems like I hear the question at least once a week. “Can convicted felons possess black powder firearms?” … Continue reading
A number of my clients who have succeeded in having their gun rights restored have since made full use of their restored rights. They have successfully purchased one or more Title I firearms, applied for a concealed carry permit, and are now ready to add … Continue reading