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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 ...

Richmond.com
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 ...Virginia's McAuliffe to announce restoration of voting rights to 13000 felonsWashington PostMcAuliffe restores voting rights to 13000 felonsWashington Postall 145 news articles »

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 »

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 »

Daily Press
Editorial: felons, ballots and bulletsDaily PressMcAuliffe's action indeed streamlines gun rights restoration to those 206,000 felons. In the past, those felons had to first petition the governor to get their constitutional rights restored, which could be a painstaking process. Then and only then ...First on CNN: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributionsCNNall 151 news articles »

After McAuliffe order on voting, felons try faster path to gun rightsRoanoke TimesSusan Allen, a Richmond attorney who does gun rights restoration work, said she would not foresee any judge in Virginia granting a petition like Callahan's. Allen said she likes to see clients with nonviolent offenses, a long period with no crimes ...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.Ex-Convicts Find It Hard To Vote, But Easy To Get GunsThinkProgressall 30 news articles »

Mental Health bill advances amid partisan differencesCT PostConnecticut allows gun-rights restoration through official pardon. But backed by the National Rifle Association, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, put forward a proposal that would have automatically restored gun rights to anyone who had a judge's order ...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 »

Mother Jones
How the NRA Undermined Congress' 2007 Gun Control PushMother JonesThe NRA agreed to the support the bill, in exchange for provisions pushing states to create gun rights restoration programs. Here's how it worked. It would cost money for states to share their data: A state agency would have to monitor the courts ...and more »

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