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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 ...

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.

AmmoLand.com (press release)
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 ...

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 »

Richmond.com
After McAuliffe order on voting, felons try faster path to gun rightsRichmond.com“You got people shooting up nightclubs.” Susan E. 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 ...

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 »

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 »

ProPublica
How the NRA Undermined Congress' Last Push for Gun ControlProPublicaThe 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 »

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 »

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