18 years ago I took a plea bargain of Aggravated Battery in Illinois after a bar fight. I successfully completed 30 months probation and that was it. No trouble before or since. Now, how do I get my 2nd Amendment rights back?
The BATF Form 4473 says
"under the law where the conviction occurred, the person has been pardoned, the conviction
has been expunged or set aside, or the person has had civil rights (the right to
vote, sit on a jury, and hold public office) restored AND (2) the person is not
prohibited by the law where the conviction occurred from receiving or possessing
Where do I start, what forms do I fill out, who do I talk to? Thanks!!!!Mr. Brinkmeier. I know that ex-felons in many states, including the state I live in (AZ), have had their rights restored and legally own firearms. http://www.keepandbeararms.com/newsarchives/XcNewsPlus.asp?cmd=view&articleid=1890 http://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/faxondemand/300.pdf I have found similar sites all over the web. So, my question wasn't "can" it be done. It was "how". Summarily dismissing a persons question out of hand doesn't really serve the nature of this web site and discourages others from participating. 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20) provides: "Any conviction which has been expunged, or set aside or for which a person has been pardoned or has had civil rights restored shall not be considered a conviction for purposes of this chapter, unless such pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly [or implicitly as a matter of state law] provides that the person may not ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms." Can anyone else help me out in Illinois. Thanks!