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regain gun rights-drug related felony in Fla.-final conviction 1989 no violence-no weapon.

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regain gun rights-drug related felony in Fla.-final conviction 1989 no violence-no weapon.
Hello, my name is Ely. Welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice; and (2) my function is to give you honest information and not necessarily to tell you what you wish to hear. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I reply.

I am sorry for your situation. Can you please tell me:

1) how old are you now?
2) have you had any convictions since then?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

date of birth 09/01/194-no criminal convictions since

Thank you.

I am going to assume that you had a conviction for your felony.

If so, then it makes you ineligible to own a firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g).

However, it is possible to have your right reinstated, but there is no guarantee. A party in your situation may wish to file for what is known as a pardon. Essentially, Florida may pardon your conviction via its Office of Executive Clemency. See here on how to file, and, scroll down to "Download an application for a pardon, firearms, or restoration of civil rights (Updated 10/11/2012)."

Now, there is no right for a pardon - it is at the state's discretion.

Once this is done, and if the conviction is pardoned, then the firearm restriction would be lifted. A pardon functions to void the conviction in the eyes of federal law. 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20) and (a)(33).

I hope this helps and clarifies. Best of luck.

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