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I hope this message finds you well. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of gun rights experience, including lecturing on the topic. It is a pleasure to assist you today.
There are two ways to get your gun rights restored as a non-violent offender:
(1) Pardon: Either a presidential or governor's pardon of your conviction will erase the crime and restore your rights. Obviously, pardons are not easy to come by and require political connections in most cases, and:
(2) You can petition the court in which you were convicted to restore your rights to have a firearm. In the petition you will show that you have rehabbed and have not been in other trouble, you will make the plea you need it for your protection and the protection of your family, if you hunt you can also state you need to to feed yourself and your family, you can have attached witness affidavits that can attest to your rehabilitation and you need to request a hearing. At the hearing, you can make a heart felt plea as well. This is the most realistic option and is one I have seen work many times.
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Best wishes going forward!
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