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I have a domestic abuse charge from 15 years ago.can I get

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I have a domestic abuse charge from 15 years ago.can I get a firearms permit now?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.
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My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal lawyer.
It doesn't matter how old your case is. A domestic violence conviction will cost you your state and Federal gun rights. Under the Lautenberg Amendment, the loss of your Federal rights is for life, but if you get a pardon from your governor, both your state and Federal right should be restored unless otherwise specified by the pardon.
You can apply for this without a lawyer. The forms are available online via your governor's website:
https://governor.iowa.gov/constituent-services/restoration-of-citizenship-rights