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Can a felon own a gun
Can a Felon Own a Gun?
September 14, 2021

One of the most controversial Amendments, if not the most controversial, is the Second Amendment – The Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  It has created a heated debate among politicians for many years.  At WipeRecord, many times we are asked whether a felon can own a gun.  The general answer to this question is: no.  There are state and … Read More>

Minnesota Firearm Rights Restoration
Minnesota Gun Rights Restoration – The Process
December 14, 2020

Minnesota Firearm Rights If you have lost your rights to possess a firearm in Minnesota you will probably need an experienced attorney to determine whether you qualify to restore your gun rights and to competently argue your case before the courts.  Gun rights restoration is complicated because it involves interplay between both federal and state law prohibitions as well as between … Read More>

Ohio Firearm Rights Restoration
Moving Past a Criminal Record: Restoring Your Right to Own a Gun in Ohio
October 27, 2020

When an individual seeks to restore their right to own a firearm, they are not doing so to commit a crime—criminals do not care whether their firearm ownership is legal, and do not bother using the courts to regain the right to own a gun.  People restore their right to own a gun for a variety of reasons, including hunting, … Read More>

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The Time is Now to Restore Your Firearm Rights
July 17, 2020

Restore Your Firearm Rights Now The chaos this country has experienced these last few years has affected us all. Lockdowns, protests, and politics have fueled anxiety, panic, and fear for many Americans.  During all this unrest firearm sales have skyrocketed to all time highs. Along with all these sales, failed background checks have skyrocketed, preventing millions of Americans from purchasing guns.  … Read More>

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How to Obtain a License to Carry in Texas with a Criminal Record
May 19, 2020

If you’re trying to obtain a License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) in the State of Texas, there’s some important information you’ll need before you start the process.  If you have a criminal record, it’s especially important that you read the following. Be sure to consult with an attorney to check your options for criminal record sealing or expungement. Basic Requirements … Read More>

California Firearm Rights Restoration
How to Restore Firearm Rights in California
February 28, 2020

Restoring Your Gun Rights in California California Gun Restrictions The Second Amendment right to bear arms is a Constitutional right that many Americans hold dearly.  There are a number of ways your right to own a gun in California may be taken from you. Your gun rights can be taken away in California for any of the following: Having a felony conviction; Having … Read More>

AR-15 Gun
What are Red Flag Gun Laws?
August 19, 2019

In the wake of recent mass shootings, lawmakers are considering a push for “red flag” gun control measures. Many Americans are wondering what this means for their Second Amendment rights. Essentially, these are laws that are aimed at removing firearm rights for potentially dangerous individuals. How is this accomplished? Red flag laws would allow state courts to sign a special … Read More>

US Disaster
Can the Government Confiscate My Guns During a Disaster?
October 19, 2017

During times of man-made or natural disaster, American citizens can become concerned with the government’s response to crisis and how it will affect them. During times of tragedy, Governors of affected areas are liable to declare a state of emergency.  This declaration suspends or alters the typical actions of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of government. It can result in … Read More>

Gun Safe
Can a Felon Live with Someone Who Owns a Gun?
September 27, 2017

Can You Get Your Rights Back? Most state laws, as well as federal law, prohibit anyone convicted of a felony from possessing firearms or ammunition.  The legal penalties for being a felon in possession of a firearm can be severe. However, people with criminal convictions often have questions about firearm possession and ownership. A popular question that we hear is, can … Read More>

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California Struggles with Gun Control Laws
September 1, 2017

California Gun Laws 2017 California continues to face legal challenges to new gun control measures. In 2000, the state banned the sale of firearm magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Until recently, residents who already possessed such large-capacity magazines could keep them. However, California passed Proposition 63 in November, which requires background checks to purchase ammunition, bans possession of … Read More>