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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 ...

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 ...and more »
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 »

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 »

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
Rigell on guns: No fly, no buyDaily PressU.S. Rep. Scott Rigell meets with the Daily Press editorial board in this file photo. (Judith Lowery / Daily Press). Travis FainContact Rigell crosses aisle to back no-fly, no-buy bill, says it's "moral failure" not to act ...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 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 to try to save ...and more »

Mental Health bill advances amid partisan differences - Connecticut ...CT PostThe mental health bill is part of the much larger, $6.3 billion 21st Century Cures Act, which offers a shot in the arm to research and cures for Alzheimer's, cancer ...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 »

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