The right to bear arms is one of the most highly treasured rights an individual can have.  If you have unfortunately lost your right to possess a firearm, you may be eligible to get it back.  In Virginia, if you are convicted of a felony, you automatically your right to possess a firearm under state and federal law; However, if you were convicted under 18.2-308.2 of the Code of Virginia, you may be able to get your rights back if:

You have been pardoned and/or had your political disabilities removed and if an executive order places no restrictions on your right to possess firearms.

OR

Your local Circuit Court grants you permission (with no restrictions on the type of firearm) and one of the following have been done:

  • you have had all other political rights restored by the Governor, or,
  • you have had your federal disabilities removed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

OR

Your political rights have been restored by the Governor of Virginia and one of the following occurs:

  • the reinstatement of rights included the right to ship, transport, possess or receive firearms,
  • you have had your firearms rights restored by the Virginia Circuit Court in the jurisdiction in which you reside, or
  • you have had your federal disabilities removed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

If you have questions about your ability to get your right to bear arms back, please feel free to contact me immediately!