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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.

Washington Post
In Virginia, felon voting rights mean simpler path to gun ownershipWashington PostIn 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 with a typical pace of one or two ...and more » (press release)
Virginia Supreme Court Reopens Door On Gun-Rights Restoration For (press release)Covington VA –-( 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 ...

Bend Bulletin
12 years after felony conviction, man convinces Deschutes judge to restore gun rightsBend BulletinThat amount wasn't random, he explained to Deschutes County Circuit Judge Ray Crutchley at his gun rights restoration hearing June 5. “I and my wife had recently learned that we were sterile, or, more specifically, that I was sterile,” he said from the ...

The Spokesman-Review
Guest Column: Smoking pot and smoking gunsThe Spokesman-ReviewGetting drunk and playing with a gun is a bad idea, as is taking too many pain pills and then deciding to go hunting. But once you sober up or sleep it off, and are no longer considered a risk to yourself or others from those dumb ideas, you'll still ...

legal Insurrection (blog)
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 ...

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 »

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
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 »

Phelps: He's no gun-grabberThe Daily Advance“There are a host of laws on the books, federal and state, that govern access to guns for citizens with mental impairments,” Steinburg said. “The state requires a petition to the courts with legal protocols to follow to establish gun rights restoration ...

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