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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. The ...

Washington Post
In Virginia, felon voting rights mean simpler path to gun ownershipWashington PostMcAuliffe has denied the claim. In the meantime, lawyers who focus on gun rights restoration say they are busier than usual. About two dozen clients have contacted Stafford attorney Jason Pelt on the issue in the past three weeks, Pelt said, compared ...and more »

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Virginia Supreme Court Reopens Door On Gun-Rights Restoration For FelonsAmmoLand.com (press release)Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Defense attorney Richard Gardiner, who amongst other things is VCDL's corporate attorney, just had an important victory in the Virginia Supreme Court. For the last few years, because of a bad legal opinion by a Fairfax ...

Richmond.com
Reversal of McAuliffe's voting rights order leaves restored gun rights in limboRichmond.comGov. Terry McAuliffe's massive restoration-of-rights order for about 206,000 felons prompted 13,000 of them to register to vote before the Supreme Court of Virginia overturned the order last month. Because restoration of civil rights is a prerequisite ...and more »

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 »

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NRA Firearms Law Seminar: Restoration of Gun Rightslegal Insurrection (blog)As I continue my homeward travels from the NRA Annual Meeting–yesterday was seven hours of riding in hard rain from wester North Carolina to northern Virginia, and I'm still drying out–here's another post looking back at the Annual Firearms Law Seminar ...

Daily Press
Rigell on guns: No fly, no buyDaily PressRetiring U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell is front-and-center in a new push to deny gun purchases to people on the U.S. government's No Fly List. Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, announced his version of this legislation Friday with three colleagues from both sides of ...and more »

Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights BackNew York TimesPULASKI, Va. — In May 2009, Sam French hit bottom, once again. A relative found him face down in his carport “talking gibberish,” according to court records. He later told medical personnel that he had been conversing with a bear in his backyard and ...and more »

After McAuliffe order on voting, felons try faster path to gun rightsRoanoke TimesHe said he wants to get back all the rights he lost as a teenager, including the right to own a gun for recreational shooting, hunting and to protect his family. “With everything going on in the world, it's crazy,” Callahan said. “You got people ...and more »

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