Want Your 2nd Amendment Rights Restored? There’s Hope.

get-out-of-jail-freeProfessor Eugene Volokh posted today about a decision handed down today by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals that answered the question on at least a few people’s minds: If I was convicted of a felony and if I’ve served my sentence, cleaned up my life, and stayed out of trouble, might I have my 2nd Amendment rights restored?

The short answer is no. The longer answer involves more than a few maybes. But if you’ve been a good boy or girl and if your felony conviction didn’t involve violence, your chances are better than zero.

The decision itself is quite long and Volokh’s discussion of it is rather complicated, so I won’t try to summarize either beyond what I’ve written above. But if you’re really interested, here’s a link to the case. If you’re just kind of interested, here’s a link to Volokh’s post. Enjoy.

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