Yes but federal law says a felon's gun rights are never restored. You could end up legal under VA law and still in violation of federal law.Ask a similar question
No, a convicted felon is not allowed to possess a gun.
While some states can restore a felon's gun ownership rights the ATF process is non-existent in my understanding. As a matter of federal preemption, the justice department has and likely will continue to argue that federal law overrides ANY and ALL state laws in this arena because the justice department says the feds occupy the entire field of felony gun rights.
And, do not try the second amendment argument either. The constitution does not override the government's legitimate interest in regulating gun possession of convicted felons. The argument has been made and lost a number of times.
Good luck to you.
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