Will they ever grant my guns rights back
When I was 18 (I am now 30) I was pulled over for a DUI, even more unfortunately my friend with me was still 17 giving me a child endangerment charge. I completed probation, paid all my fines and was granted all my rights back except gun rights which I asked for a couple years ago and was denied. I am now a more than productive middle class member of society with a great job, family and no new charges over the 12 years and feel it's unfair to continue to not have my second amendment rights and be labeled an dangerous felon over a dumb mistake made when I was barely an adult. Advice on avenues I can take?
4 attorney answers
You should sit down with a lawyer and formulate a strategy for your next attempt to get your rights restored. A good lawyer can help you bolster your application with accolades of success and rehabilitation.
You can try for a pardon (extremely unlikely), you can try to overturn your conviction (also unlikely), or you can speak with your representative and start protests to change the law that gives felons the right to own a firearm (also unlikely). Unfortunately, some mistakes we make when young stay with us forever.
You can file a petition to restore your gun rights. As a former prosecutor, I responded to thousands of these requests. While it is recommended that you utilize the services of an attorney, since they will know exactly what arguments to make for you, you can file it yourself.