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How can I legally file an application for restoration of firearm rights in Pennsylvania ?

Philadelphia, PA |

In States V. Quintilian, No.75-438, 1997 WL 430973, at *2 states " Congress prohibits the expenditure of appropriated funds to investigate applications for restoration of firearm rights. If this is true, how can the state legally review an application under 18 Pa. C.S. Sec. 1605 if the Federal government lacks such authority ?

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  1. As a pratical matter without appropriated funds to investigate--the restoration for felons disabilities (specifically firearms) cannot happen. You can legally file using PA state processes, but you'll not get approval from the federal government until Congress appropriates money--which they have no intention of doing.

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