Having had to go through the ordeal of dealing with a felony arrest in Roanoke, your only desire is likely then to be to move one with your life. A major part of moving on will be having your civil rights restored. One particular right that you may covet is to once again be allowed to legally own a firearm. Your reasons may vary; you may want to be able to hunt again, or obtain a job that requires the use of a weapon. Whatever those motives may be, the circumstances under which you can have your gun rights restored following a felony arrest have been detailed on this blog before. This post will specifically address how you get then back.
Being arrested and charged with criminal activity can be quite an ordeal. Once you have been through it, your main goal may then be to simply put the pieces of your life in Roanoke back together. Many in your same situation have come to see us here at Robert F. Rider, PLC asking if gun ownership is still an option for them. Their (and your) interest in owning a firearm is understandable (such a right is constitutional); at the same time, you may find such a right (along with many others) to be restricted due to the circumstances surrounding your criminal ordeal.
Each state has its own laws and restrictions pertaining to the ownership of firearms. Virginia residents who have recently moved to the state, served time for a crime or wish to purchase or sell a gun may want to know the state’s specific laws on gun ownership.
There are many topics of debate currently circulating throughout American politics, but one of the biggest points of contention involves gun laws. Naturally, recent horrific events involving guns have become highlights of conversation. Although the topic of gun rights is an incredibly serious issue today, the rights of those with a mark on their records seem to get placed on the back-burner. Will Virginians currently dealing with difficulties with gun rights see a potential change in future laws?