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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.

National Review
Gillespie Targets Northam over Restoration of Rights for Convicted FelonsNational ReviewDuring this year's gubernatorial campaign, Northam hasn't shied away from the controversial decision and has repeatedly stated that he is “so proud” of his administration's choice to restore voting and gun rights to convicted felons, including violent ...Guide to Virginia's 2017 gubernatorial candidatesWTOPGillespie calls new attack ad against him and his supporters 'an insult to the people of Virginia'FOX 5 DCNational Attention's on Virginia Governor's RaceSplice TodayRealClearPolitics -Quinnipiac University Pollall 230 news articles »

Roanoke Times
Editorial: Is McAuliffe still violating the Constitution?Roanoke TimesBut under the law, restoring the felon's civil rights doesn't automatically restore his (or her) right to own a gun. There's another step involved. In Virginia, if a felon newly-restored to his civil rights wants his gun rights back, the felon has to ...

Daily Signal
Current Gun Laws Should Have Made It Impossible for Texas Shooter to Buy GunDaily SignalIndividuals convicted in federal or military courts face a practically impossible task to have their firearm rights restored. The Supreme Court determined in Beecham v. United States (1994) that only federal law can restore a federal offender's civil ...

GOP Candidate Attacks Democrats Over Voting Rights Progress His Party Has SupportedHuffPost“Last year, Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam instituted the automatic restoration of rights for violent felons and sex offenders, making it easier for them to obtain firearms and allowing them to serve on juries,” the ad says. It also singles out the ...Gillespie's ads are poisonous to Virginia and the nationWashington PostAsk the Governor: Terry McAuliffe Oct. 25, 2017WTOP (blog)In key Virginia race, Gillespie focuses on crime and consequencesPower Line (blog)RealClearPolitics -Hampton University News -Twitter -Twitterall 156 news articles »

Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney wants governor, others ...WCYBWise County Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp wants Governor Terry McAuliffe and other officials subpoenaed so they can testify in five lawsuits filed by ...Wise Commonwealth's Attorney want to subpoena governor for gun ...WWBT NBC12 NewsWise County commonwealth's attorney wants to subpoena Gov. McAuliffe and Lt. Gov. NorthamBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)all 6 news articles »

Washington Times
Northam strikes back: New commercial blasts Gillespie attack ads as 'despicable'Washington PostMcAuliffe, who cannot seek consecutive terms, defended the restoration of felon rights, saying it's the same system that exists in 40 other states. Gillespie's ads also say the restoration of voting rights made it easier for felons to get a gun. Felons ...Mud flies in close Virginia governor's racePoliticoRealClearPolitics - Election 2017 - Virginia Governor - Gillespie vs. NorthamRealClearPoliticsall 197 news articles »

NRA-ILA | Terry McAuliffe's Halfway HeroismNRA ILAVirginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has recently been distinguished by Governing magazine as one of its “Public Officials of the Year.” According to the magazine, ...and more »

The Hill
What if there were serious gun controls? | TheHillThe HillAmericans, especially politicians and journalists, do not understand how strict gun control laws already are.and more »

Record Bee
Thompson introduces gun violence measureRecord BeeThe application must be accompanied by a clinical opinion of a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed mental health professional. After considering a variety of factors, the judge would determine if restoring gun ownership rights is compatible with ...and more »

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