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Gun rights restoration is debatedCoalfield.comWise County prosecutors await a judge's decision on whether Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson should be called to court to discuss restoration of felons' civil rights and gun rights.

National Review
Gillespie Targets Northam over Restoration of Rights for Convicted FelonsNational ReviewAccording to a gun-rights-restoration attorney, after these executive orders, the process for felons to obtain a gun would go from “an eight-month process to a six-week process.” Just a few months after the McAuliffe-Northam administration's decision ...Virginia (VA) Poll - October 30, 2017 - Democrat Holds 17-Point Likely | Quinnipiac University ConnecticutQuinnipiac University Pollall 230 news articles »

Washington Post
In Virginia, felon voting rights mean simpler path to gun ownership ...Washington PostRICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's order last month restoring the voting rights of 206,000 felons had an unintended consequence: It's now easier for those ...and more »
Reversal of McAuliffe's voting rights order leaves restored gun rights in limboRichmond.comBut now authorities and individuals involved in gun-rights restoration potentially affected by the court ruling are confronted with a murky legal and logistical question: What to do with ex-offenders who successfully applied to have their gun rights ...and more »

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NRA Firearms Law Seminar: Restoration of Gun Rightslegal Insurrection (blog)A person whose gun prohibition is based on a violation of federal law needs to attempt to have their rights restored using the federal gun rights restoration process–and good luck with that. Although there exists an explicit federal procedure for the ...

Daily Press
Local clerks, prosecutors: No increase in gun requests from McAuliffe's felon orderDaily PressRICHMOND – Peninsula courts haven't seen an uptick in felon gun rights restoration requests, local commonwealth's attorneys and circuit court clerks said, since Gov. Terry McAuliffe's April executive order removed the first roadblock in that process.and more »

New York Times
Felons Finding It Easy to Regain Gun RightsNew York TimesMargaret C. Love, a pardon lawyer based in Washington, D.C., who has researched gun rights restoration laws, estimated that, depending on the type of crime, in more than half the states felons have a reasonable chance of getting back their gun rights.and more »

Washington Free Beacon
Violent Felons Are Trying to Get Their Gun Rights Back in VirginiaWashington Free BeaconJason Pelt, a Virginia lawyer specializing in gun rights restoration, says he has received more than two dozen calls from potential clients in recent weeks. "The most anti-gun governor in a long time in Virginia just made it incredibly easy for felons ...and more »

New York Times
Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights BackNew York TimesThe N.R.A. had long been interested in gun-rights restoration. It also wanted to help tens of thousands of veterans who lost their rights after being designated mentally incompetent and unable to handle their finances by the Department of Veterans Affairs.and more »

After McAuliffe order on voting, felons try faster path to gun rights ...Roanoke TimesAs the manager of zoology at Maymont park, Joseph Neel knows that one day he may need to reach for a rifle. But if he did pick up a gun.and more »

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