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Getting firearms rights restored?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Osous, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Osous

    Osous United States New Member

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    So a friend and i went to the gun shop (big 5) and he bought a mosin nagant rifle without any issues. Later in life, he decided to get a Ruger LC9 so we head to a different shop and filled out the paperwork. he later was told he was denied by the FBI. a day later he received a letter for the kitsap county sheriff stating that, due to a mental health commit, he cannot posses any firearms. Well as a teen, he was going through some hard stuff (life sucks some times) and he was committed for a few weeks for self harm (not attempted suicide). so now that he's in his mid 20's, and in perfect metal health, with no criminal record, he would like to get his rights restored. Is it possible for him, and if so how should he go about handling it? Also, can I, as a legal firearms owner sell firearms to him legally ("without knowing")?
     
  2. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    10' pole seems very short right now. Read up on "straw purchase". Good luck.
     
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  3. Osous

    Osous United States New Member

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    well that answers question #2, lol.
     
  4. Osous

    Osous United States New Member

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    any ideas on what actions he should take to get his rights restored? if not, he may be up sh#t creek with out paddle.
     
  5. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How about seeking legal council instead of asking for opinions on the internet? I'm not sure where you live, but if it is in Oregon, maybe http://www.oregonfirearms.org/ can point you in the right direction.
     
  6. Osous

    Osous United States New Member

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    we came to the same conclusion last night, i just thought that there may have been someone with a similar story... we're in washington, and we have a short list of attorneys that we're gonna call, see if he can get a free consult, dont want to pay an arm and a leg if its pointless.
     
  7. duldej

    duldej Portland Member

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    http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/niaafrpc.pdf

    It looks like your friend would have to file a petition in his Federal District Court, for relief from firearms prohibitions. Probably he would need a lawyer to argue his case, and to file the petition.