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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 ...

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 »

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 ex-offenders to regain the right to own guns. Before the order, felons who wanted to legally ...and more »

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 ...

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 »

legal Insurrection (blog)
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 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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