ATF Positions on Expungement & Restoration of Gun Rights

Expungement wipes out the conviction, whereas restoration of rights keeps the conviction yet restores your gun rights. Expungement statutes have not been recognized by the ATF to restore gun rights. Now the developing position seems to be that AFT recognizes state expungement statutes, if there’s a separate domestic violence restoration provision, or a separate domestic violence expungement provision. ATF is giving more leeway to expungement statutes.

Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C.. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD, cum laude, at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

One of his key practice areas is Firearms Law wherein he represents a wide array of clients, including licensed manufacturers and dealers with criminal or regulatory/compliance matters, gun show promoters and businesses with firearms legal issues, and individuals involved in deadly force encounters. Bryan also consults across the United States with lawyers and those in the industry.

In this CLE class clip, Bryan discusses ATF Positions on Expungement & Restoration of Gun Rights

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