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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 ownershipWashington PostMcAuliffe has denied the claim. In 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 ...and more »

Daily Press
Local clerks, prosecutors: No increase in gun requests from McAuliffe's felon orderDaily PressGovernor says, "I don't do gun rights," lashes out at restoration of rights critics. Travis FainContact Reportertfain@dailypress.com. No uptick in gun Peninsula gun requests; McAuliffe tells prosecutors: Do your job. RICHMOND – Peninsula courts haven't ...and more »

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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 ...

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 »

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 »

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 »

New York Times
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 rightsRoanoke TimesHe said he wants to get back all the rights he lost as a teenager, including the right to own a gun for recreational shooting, hunting and to protect his family. “With everything going on in the world, it's crazy,” Callahan said. “You got people ...and more »

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