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Washington & Oregon Firearms Restoration Lawyer

You have a constitutional right to possess firearms under the Washington State Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.  

But this right is not an absolute right.  Your right is subject to many state and federal restrictions.  

The most common restriction is your criminal record.  

In Washington, you cannot possess or own or use firearms if you've been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor crime.  Federal law is very similar.  

Unlike some states, you do not get your rights back after a certain number of years following your conviction of a crime.  You lost your right to possess firearms permanently.

Fortunately, you can file a petition to restore your firearm rights in Washington.  Whether you can restore your rights depends mainly on two factors:

  • Your criminal record
  • The time between your crime and when you file your petition

FAQ: Firearm Rights

A. Washington Firearms Law

FAQ: Washington Gun Laws

Am I prohibited from possessing a firearm under Washington law?

What is the minimum age to possess a firearm in Washington?

What are the penalties for unlawful possession of a firearm in Washington?

Do I qualify for a concealed pistol license?

B. Oregon Firearms Law

Do I qualify for a concealed handgun license?

C. Federal Firearms Law

Am I prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law?

Can you possess firearms if you have domestic violence conviction?

FAQ: Restoring firearm rights under Federal law

D. Restoring Your WA Firearms Rights 

Can I restore my firearm rights if I have a felony conviction?

Can I restore my firearm rights if I have a domestic violence conviction?

Can I restore my firearm rights if I have been committed to a mental health facility?

How do I file a petition to restore my firearm rights?

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