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Rights Restoration

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gpb13, May 5, 2004.

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  1. gpb13

    gpb13 Member

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    Does anyone have any advice on how to go about restoring civil rights in order legally own a firearm? I've checked into voting rights but can't get any firm answers on gun ownership. I would be glad to discuss details, but prefer not to do so publicly.

    I'd gladly respond to an e-mail.
    Thanks in advnce,
    gpb13
     
  2. El Tejon

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    Depends on what you want done--civil, criminal, administrative.

    You have a PM.
     
  3. gpb13

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    what's a PM.
     
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    restore

    OK Let's try this again.

    1987 Galveston, Co. Texas. Agg. Del. of Cocaine. 10 years probation. released after@ 5 years. Now living in Tallahassee, fl.
     
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    If you are seeking the restoration of only the rights related to firearms, this is what the law says...
    ATF P 5300.4 - Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2000

    Be aware that since the beginning of the Clinton admistration, congress has not allocated any funds for ATF process any requests for relief from disabilities.
     
  6. rust collector

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    Yep, the mechanism is in the law itself and has been used in the past, but the funding has been neatly choked off and so no joy in recent years. I have read that this is the work of the Violence Policy Center, but I am sure it didn't happen without quite a bit of horsetrading.

    I understand that these prohibitions apply to modern firearms, not antiques (pre-98). They also apply only to firearms involved in interstate commerce, and ammunitions with similar status. There are a number of interesting wrinkles in the regulatory scheme that may allow possession of some muzzle-loaders, some replicas of antiques that do not use currently available ammunition, some firearms produced inside the state of your residence, etc. It's an extremely arcane area of the law, and you should work with an attorney who is experienced in this specialty.

    Please don't consider any of these observations to be legal advice. Just a few thoughts to get you started. Good luck.
     
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    The best solution is to have the Govenor of the State where this happened grant you a full pardon. In some states this is a rather easy although usually lengthy process.

    Seek out and consult an attorney who is familiar with the process.

    If a pardon is granted then your rights are restored because the offense technically never happened.
     
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