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Yes my question was "are gun rights automatically restored after 10 years without even a traffic violation New Mexico I live in Nevada now

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It was a dwi 23 years ago. I tried to purchase a gun here at a store and was denied New Mexico DWI but I live in Las Vegas now

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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 7 months ago

If you had a felony conviction in New Mexico 23 years ago, New Mexico would automatically allow you to possess a firearm after 10 years have passed since your sentencing. However, that would not necessarily relieve you of your Federal disability, which could prevent you from exercising your rights, even in New Mexico.

If you are unable to pass a NICs check, you may be able to successfully appeal the denial of your Federal rights by showing proof of your conviction and of the law that shows that New Mexico has restored your gun rights, which is N.M. Stat. Ann. 5 30-7-16(A)

Otherwise, in order to regain all of your civil rights along with your gun rights, which would lift the Federal bar, you'd need to get a full pardon from the governor of New Mexico. That would restore all of your civil rights and would be something that the Federal government would recognize, as should Nevada.

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Copy that- Thank you
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