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VTN32
07-29-2012, 12:04 AM
Hi all, my first post here.

Just want to know if I stand a chance of getting my 2nd Amendment rights back? Never new I lost them until about 8 years ago and did not have funds to fight it. I have spent over 32 years in the military both active and reserve, qualified with M14, M16, 12 Ga, 45 auto & 9mm. Back in 2004 I was purchasing a pistol from a pawn shop and got popped on the background check. Prior to this (2000 & before) I had purchased a few WWI & WWII rifles from Sporting Goods stores with no trouble at all.

Years ago, back in 1978, a friend and myself had made two pipe bombs and set them off in a Wildlife park at night in Southern California, ruined two trash cans, no injuries. I was convicted of a Misdemeanor #12303.3, fined $172.00, one day in jail, my firearms rights were not revoked. I know currently this same offense carries a Felony conviction with a 3-6 year prison term. A year later I joined the military.

So, are my firearms rights finished?

VTN32

donw
07-29-2012, 10:32 AM
contact a firearms specialist attorney.

this website is an excellent source to do so.

Cactus_Tim
07-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Start by requesting a copy of your criminal record.
You can take that to an attorney for a consultation.
Criminal Records - Request Your Own (http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security)

bsim
07-29-2012, 6:00 PM
"Popped" for what? On the DROS, I assume - what did DOJ tell you? They might not just have the courts disposition on file.

You need to know what and why you were denied for...

wildhawker
07-29-2012, 6:08 PM
Start by requesting a copy of your criminal record.
You can take that to an attorney for a consultation.
Criminal Records - Request Your Own (http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security)

This, exactly. Then consult with one of the attorneys listed at http://calgunsfoundation.org/hotline.

-Brandon

VTN32
07-30-2012, 7:13 PM
Thanks guys, I will start by getting a copy of my record.

VTN32