Tennesseans Face Long Odds to Regain Voting Rights After Prison  The Marshall ProjectThe state's byzantine felony disenfranchisement laws keep hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated residents from registering to vote.

County Law Library updates legal form packets  clarkcountytoday.comThe Clark County Law Library announced that it has updated two of its legal form packets to reflect changes made by the Washington State Legislature.

Rude Awakenings: Remembering Nadria, a life cut short by gun violence  Boonville Daily NewsWhen Nadria Wright was 12, she was in a car accident that left her unable to walk, an uncle told me Saturday morning outside the Second Baptist Church where ...

Reggie Garcia, author of book on Department of Corrections banned list, to speak at bookstore  Tallahassee.comGarcia's book "How to Leave Prison Early" is included on a list of 20000 books banned by the Department of Corrections for use by Florida inmates.

The Complicated Collision of Criminal Justice Reform and Gun Rights  The TraceIdeological lines get tangled when reforming the system means people once barred from owning firearms can get them back.

Iowa man applies to have gun rights restored, charged for illegally possessing firearms  KCRGIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Retired farmer Allan Phillips had been out of legal trouble for 40 years when he asked Iowa's governor to restore the gun rights he lost in ...

Falsely Accused Florida Man Has Gun Rights Restored  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsHis guns were safe from confiscation, but the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs still had his concealed handgun permit suspended.

His gun rights were restored in Virginia after serving a sentence. Now he can't buy a gun in Wisconsin  Milwaukee Journal SentinelA former Virginia resident's felony conviction there prohibits him from having a gun in Wisconsin despite having that right restored in Virginia, the Court of ...

Letters to the Editor, Farewell delta extraordinaire Kathy Cousins  Bonner County Daily BeeWe just learned that our local delta restoration expert, Kathy Cousins, will be leaving Idaho Fish and Game (I.

State lawmaker's challenge to House gun ban heads to Supreme Court  Concord MonitorIt's official: Goffstown Rep. John Burt is taking his House firearms ban challenge to the state Supreme Court.The Republican lawmaker has been suing ...

Veteran seeking restoration of gun rights gets support from Second Amendment PAC  PennLiveWILLIAMSPORT – A political action committee that supports the Second Amendment has joined the effort of a military veteran from Lycoming County who is ...

Judge denies restoration of gun rights to man who has 1976 misdemeanor conviction  PennLiveU.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann Wednesday dismissed the suit of Terry E. Laudenslager of South Williamsport who sought restoration of his right to ...

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Individuals' Firearms Rights in State of California  GlobeNewswireSan Francisco, CA, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorneys for two individual California residents and five constitutional rights advocacy groups filed a ...

Daily Bulletin: A Popular Gun World Duo Breaks With the NRA  The TraceGood morning, Bulletin readers. Gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform have largely operated in separate lanes. But ideological lines can get ...

Letter: Westfield 20/20 Announces NJ State Assembly Endorsement  TAPinto.netOn Nov. 5, we will go to the polls to vote for two representatives from Legislative District 21 in the New Jersey State Assembly. This is an important race.

Ruling Clarifies That Some White-Collar Felons Can Possess A Firearm  ForbesMost people assume that white collar offenders, like many other federal offenders, cannot possess a firearm as a result of a conviction. A new ruling brings to ...

Amendment 4 in Florida restored voting rights to felons. Now that's back in doubt.  NBCNews.comOn Thursday, Florida lawmakers voted along party lines to advance a bill that could bar from the ballot box many of the estimated 1.5 million convicted felons ...

Judge restores gun rights to convicted felons | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com  Northern Virginia DailyA Shenandoah County judge has given back the right to own guns to two convicted felons.

Seeing the law from both sides  Progress IndexFormer drug dealer, now an attorney, shares his path from prison to practice.

Virginia's voluntary background checks for gun sales are almost never used: 1 man has been charged  Roanoke TimesThe only patron of a Virginia gun show to be charged and prosecuted after failing a voluntary background check since a 2016 state law expanded the checks for ...

California Says Residents With Vacated Out-of-State Convictions May Not Own Guns  ReasonA federal lawsuit says the state is violating the Second Amendment by refusing to recognize the restoration of firearm rights by courts in other states.

Nearly 4 Weeks Into India's Clampdown, Kashmiris Describe Protests, Jail, Uncertainty  NPROn the eve of India's surprise Aug. 5 takeover of Kashmir, Sanna Shah was sitting cross-legged on a silk carpet, trying to enjoy the folk singers performing at her ...

State Supreme Court overturns ruling on felon pistol license  Seattle TimesSEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order that would have allowed a man convicted of juvenile felonies to get ...

Effort to Stop Constitutional Carry in OK Lacks Signatures; Official Count Pending  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsThe veto referendum filed to stop the enactment of Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma appears to have failed. The official count will be done by the Secretary of ...

Ben and Jerry’s, Patagonia, and Lush close for the global climate strike  Vox.comBrands say that "business as usual" isn't an option when customers are protesting climate change.

Ossian Sweet defied segregation. Now his Detroit home will be a museum.  Bridge MichiganThe black doctor stood up to a white mob upset that he moved into their neighborhood, igniting one of the most important – and incendiary – housing ...

Bay Area man, committed to psych ward as teen, sues to own guns  The Mercury NewsA Sonoma County man who says he was committed to a psychiatric ward years ago at 18 is suing the federal government and California over his prohibition ...

Florida's Daily Political Read - 9.18.19- Air Force Vet Takes On Charlie Crist-Kavanaugh Still Called An Abuser By DWS - Gillum Targets DeSantis, Again...  The FloridianWhile the 2020 Democratic hopefuls are out shaking hands and kissing babies, Team Trump released a gut-wrenching campaign video questions former Vice ...

Governor Northam announces civil rights restored to over 10,000 Virginians  WTKR News 3RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam says that since he took office, his administration has restored the civil rights of 10,992 Virginians previously convicted of ...

Bill restoring ex-felon voting rights passes Nevada Senate on party lines  Nevada AppealLegislation restoring voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences was given final legislative approval Wednesday on a party line vote of ...

Here is every new gun law in the US since the Parkland shooting  Tampa Bay TimesLegislatures around the country have passed dozens of bills to address gun violence in the year since the 17 people died in a mass shooting at Marjory ...

A Voting-Rights Debate Reveals Why Democrats Keep Losing  The AtlanticWhile 2020 hopefuls debate hypotheticals, state-level Republicans are curtailing the expansion of the franchise in Florida.

Gun ban for domestic abusers fails  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteHouse Republicans on Tuesday sunk a measure that would have given local and state law enforcement authority to enforce federal gun laws on convicted ...

Community News: Climate change action  Wicked LocalAt 11 a.m. today, Sept. 20, nearly two dozen Cape Cod congregations will participate in a bell ringing to show support for the International Youth Strike for ...

Montgomery County lawyer again denied restoration of gun rights  Roanoke TimesCHRISTIANSBURG — Longtime New River Valley lawyer Joseph Graham Painter again battled his own history — or at least an interpretation of that history ...

North Bay man, committed to psychiatric ward as teen, sues to own guns  Marin Independent JournalA Sonoma County man who says he was committed to a psychiatric ward years ago at 18 is suing the federal government and California over his prohibition ...

Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe aims to unseat Democratic prosecutor who opposed him on felon rights  Washington PostAt a fundraiser, McAuliffe said he would support Parisa Tafti over Theo Stamos in the race for Arlington commonwealth's attorney.

New Florida bill could help those with convictions restore voting and gun rights  Florida Times-UnionState Rep. Cord Byrd has filed a bill that allows those who've completed prison and probation sentences for felonies to seek to have their voting and gun rights ...

U.S. top court deals setback to gun control advocates on felon ban  ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to gun control advocates by opening the door for some convicted felons to ...

The Nation in Brief  NWAOnlineMagnitude-5.0 quake hits south Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska -- The Alaska Earthquake Center reported that a magnitude-5.0 earthquake hit southern Alaska.

‘A joyous day’ ahead as 1.4 million Florida ex-felons have voting rights restored  Washington PostSARASOTA — One of the largest enfranchisements of U.S. citizens in the past century begins Tuesday in Florida, and many of the more than 1.4 million ...

Publisher of Loudoun news website arrested on wire fraud, gun charges  Washington PostThe publisher of the Loudoun Tribune was arrested Thursday night and charged with 11 counts of wire fraud, as well as illegally possessing a gun and lying to ...

Florida Law Restoring The Vote To Felons Takes Effect  NPRApproved by referendum, the measure overturns a 150-year-old ban. It applies to those who have completed their sentences, except those convicted of murder ...

Amendment 4 will give felons their lives back, and save the rest of us money  Miami HeraldFlorida's 13 million voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society earn the right to vote, and a second ...

Tennessee lawmaker wants voting rights restored to convicted felons  WZTVNASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A Tennessee lawmaker is pushing for restored voting rights for convicted felons. Sen. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville) is sponsoring ...

Florida restored voting rights to former felons. Now the GOP wants to thwart reform.  The Washington PostIN NOVEMBER, nearly two-thirds of Florida voters backed a state constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights to roughly 1.4 million former felons ...

State Supreme Court clarifies when felons can regain gun rights  Q13 News SeattleOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — People in Washington state who want to have their gun rights restored after a felony conviction must be crime-free for five years, but it ...

Part III: The Current State of Laws Regarding Mental Illness and Guns  Heritage.orgThis is Part III of a three-part series exploring the intersections of mental illness, violence, and firearms. As the nation sits in the midst of a serious debate about ...

Voting rights: how I restored my voting rights after a felony conviction  Vox.com17 million Americans have a past felony conviction and are eligible to register to vote right now. Many of them don't know this. Until very recently, I was one of ...

Idaho House lawmakers take aim at gun rights measures  Lewiston Morning TribuneBOISE — Gun rights took center stage on the House floor Thursday, while hemp legalization and transportation funding bills moved through committee.

Most Kentucky felons would have voting rights restored under new bill  Courier JournalMost convicted felons in Kentucky would have their voting rights automatically restored after completing their sentences, parole and probation under a bill filed ...

Tennessee Bill Would Restore Felons' Voting Rights  ReasonMore than 8 percent of the state's population is currently disenfranchised.

In Virginia, felon voting rights mean simpler path to gun ownership  Washington PostRICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's order last month restoring the voting rights of 206,000 felons had an unintended consequence: It's now easier for those ...

Daily Bulletin: Washington State's 'Lie and Try' Law Nabs Nearly 700 People in Its First Year  The TraceGood morning, Bulletin readers. This week we kick off with a Trace partnership on foregone gun traces, the first batch of results from a state law targeting ...

Florida Amendment 4 results: ex-felon voting rights restored via ballot initiative  Vox.comFlorida voters during Tuesday's midterm elections approved Amendment 4, automatically restoring voting rights in the state for people previously convicted of ...

Republican, Democrat team up to restore voting and firearm rights to Iowa's felons  Des Moines RegisterA Democrat and a Republican have teamed up to try to restore voting and firearms rights to Iowa felons.

Florida's voting rights battle heads to court — Guess who's back in Tallahassee? The FBI — Want to text and drive? Go somewhere else  PoliticoGood Monday morning. One of the biggest voting rights battles in years is now underway and it could have reverberations all the way up to the 2020 election.

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviol  Los Angeles TimesTrump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania ...

Florida Amendment 4: midterm election voters decide on ex-felons’ right to vote  Vox.comAmendment 4 will let Florida voters restore voting rights for ex-felons.

Congress Tries Again To Restore Gun Rights To Veterans With Caretakers  Task & PurposeA group of bipartisan senators want to reverse a longstanding federal policy that prevents veterans from owning firearms if someone else is handling their ...

Texas Votes to Repeal Weapons Bans, Restore 2A Rights to Access Clubs and Knucks  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsThe Texas legislature has repealed a ban on "knuckles" and a ban on the carry of clubs. The repeal of both weapons bans has been sent to Governor Abbott.

Terry McAuliffe Is Claiming Commonwealth's Attorneys Signed an Amici Curiae Brief Opposing Restoration of Voting Rights to Ex Felons. Let's Take a Closer Look.  Blue VirginiaFormer Gov. Terry McAuliffe, while gearing up for a possible 2020 presidential run, has also been tying up some loose ends from his four years as governor of ...

Confusion, Potential Delays as Florida Prepares to Restore Voting Rights to Felons  Next CityFlorida's Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for felons who've served their time, takes effect January 8. But elections supervisors say they've received ...

Florida Republicans Advance Bill That Would Sharply Limit Restoration of Voting Rights to Felony Offenders  ReasonA Florida House committee advanced a bill that would require people with felony records to pay off their court debts before they could regain the right to vote.

Gillespie goes after Northam with TV ad on felon rights restoration  The Washington PostRICHMOND — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie on Monday launched a TV ad claiming that Democrat Ralph Northam made it easier for violent ...

Felons Finding It Easy to Regain Gun Rights  New York TimesDecades of lobbying have loosened laws, allowing felons to regain gun rights often with little or no review.

Federal Judge Restores Non-Violent Offender’s Gun Rights Following Landmark Case  Washington Free BeaconA federal judge determined misdemeanor DUI convictions were not serious enough to justify lifelong restriction of Second Amendment rights.

Should Missouri felons have voting rights restored once they’re released from prison?  Kansas City StarRestoring voting rights to convicted felons in Missouri who have been released from prison but remain on probation or parole is overdue. A bill that's part of a ...

Tennessee lawmakers introduce bills to restore voting rights for convicted felons | TheHill  The HillTwo Tennessee state lawmakers on Wednesday introduced bills to restore the voting rights of people with felony convictions after they serve their sentences.

Memory, Myth, and Legend: Missing Brushstrokes  scalawagmagazine.orgDoretha Hair Truesdell remembers racing to grab her keys and running to get to the car. She sped down Dunbar Street so fast it felt like her vehicle swung the ...

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns  NBC 6 South FloridaA new bill filed earlier this month could make it easier for convicted felons to have their voting and gun rights restored.

Here's what you haven't heard about restoring ex-felons' voting rights: Analysis  Orlando SentinelThe analysis "Civil Rights Restoration in Florida and Amendment 4" addresses some of the glaring gaps in the public discourse on ex-felons' rights and more.

Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims  Daily SignalGun control would have hindered these people's ability to defend themselves in the face of an urgent threat.

Legislative Update: Last Gun-Control Bill In the 2019 VA General Assembly Is Gone!  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsSB 1321, Hanger's bill that would have banned a provider of Licensed Day Home from having a firearm on their person for self-defense, was DEFEATED by a 6 ...

Answers to Common Questions About "Red Flag" Gun Laws  Heritage.orgThe national gun control conversation often sounds like a broken record, with the same advocates resorting to the same talking points about decades-old ...

House votes to let nonviolent ex-felons restore gun rights  Washington ExaminerIn a significant victory for Second Amendment rights, the House this week voted to let non-violent felons win back their gun rights. Citing a grandfather who as a ...

Are Republicans trying to allow convicted felons to own guns?  PolitiFactRep. José Serrano, D-Bronx, said legislation he's against would allow convicted felons to own guns. That's not allowed under federal law for most people with a ...

Florida GOP Condemned for Undermining Hard-Won Voting Rights for Felons With 'Modern Day Poll Tax'  Common Dreams"Disturbingly, this legislation will cause de facto lifetime disenfranchisement for large swaths of formerly incarcerated individuals who have completed their ...

Nevada governor signs bill to restore voting rights to convicted felons | TheHill  The HillNevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Wednesday signed into law a pair of criminal justice reform bills, including one that restores voting rights to convicted felons ...

Media, Gun Control Activists Misfire In Attack on GOP Men in Pearls  InsideSourcesWhat's the deal with the pearls?” That was the question heard at the New Hampshire statehouse Tuesday when a handful of Republican men showed up for a.

Miami-Dade County helps poverty-stricken felons with restoration of voting rights  WPLG Local 10Anthony Hannah wants to be able to vote in the 2020 presidential election and some members of the the Miami-Dade County legal community want to make ...

Paying restitution fully is a huge complication for the intent of Amendment 4  Bradenton HeraldAs thousands of Florida felons register to vote, state officials might have to create a statewide system to verify they have fully paid restitution, one of the most ...

Editorial: Don't narrow felon voting rights  Tampa Bay TimesFlorida voters righted an historic wrong in November by approving Amendment 4, which automatically restores voting rights for most felons. But now the ...

Amendment 4 will save taxpayer money and give felons a second chance | Opinion  Tallahassee.comFlorida's 13 million voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society earn the right to vote, and to a ...

Former felons rally to register voters after voting rights restored  MSNBCFormer felons and voting rights advocates gathered in Tallahassee, Florida, to kick off their biggest voter registration drive in the state's history. The changes to ...

House DFL Leadership Lumps Gun Rights Restrictions into Omnibus Budget Bill  Alpha News MNThe Minnesota DFL Controlled House of Representatives has moved to amend gun control provisions into their Omnibus Public Safety Budget Bill.

Amendment to restore Virginia felons’ voting rights dies along party lines  WTKR News 3For now, Virginia will remain among a trio of states -- joining only Kentucky and Iowa -- with a lifetime ban on voting rights for people convicted of a felony.

Amendment 4 in Florida passed: What's next for convicted felons and their voting rights?  Tampa Bay TimesThere are fears that Republican state officials could drag their feet in implementing a voter-mandated overhaul of the constitution that might hurt GOP candidates ...

Gun laws in 2018 - NMGDB  NewsdayThe 2018 Valentine's Day shooting that killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida prompted students and ...

Voting rights restored for 1.4 million ex-felons in Florida: How will this impact tight elections?  SalonTuesday was a historic day in Florida. Under an amendment overwhelmingly passed by Florida's voters in November, as many as 1.4 million Floridians with ...

Around the country, restoring felons' voting rights is often a bipartisan issue. Not in Minnesota.  MinnPostFew issues divide DFLers and Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature these days more than the push to allow convicted felons the right to vote once they are ...

Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back  New York TimesAcross the country, states are increasingly allowing people who lost their firearm rights because of mental health issues to appeal to have them restored.

Push to restore felon voting rights in Minnesota gains momentum, key supporters  Star TribuneMinnesota is one of 22 states where felons cannot vote until they complete post-incarceration supervision. The change could affect as many as 60000 on ...

Gun Control Is A Myth: The Second Amendment Stands Strong Or Not At All - Part 1  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsNever in the history of this Nation have we, Americans, seen such blatant, such willful, such outrageous and confounding assaults on the Second Amendment of ...

Commonwealth's Attorney Candidates Spar Over Criminal Justice in Tysons  Tysons ReporterDifferent takes on the role of prosecutors in the justice system took center stage in a rare fight for the Democratic endorsement for the commonwealth's attorney ...

Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights  KTAR.comMichael Romero looks like someone who has worked with his hands for a long time. His muscular forearms make the many tattoos that cover them seem like ...

A Violent Felon Gets Back His Gun Rights, Then Fatally Shoots a Police Officer  The TraceThere was a terrifying wrinkle to an awful story out of Fargo, North Dakota, earlier this month. In the days after Marcus Schumacher, a convicted felon who had ...

Does conviction of a serious crime always mean the loss of gun rights?  Constitution DailyLyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's Supreme Court correspondent, looks at a potentially significant federal court decision about gun ownership ...

Florida Restored Voting Rights to Returning Citizens. Now What?  Next CityAmendment 4 was a milestone legal victory, but voter registration isn't automatic.

Answers to Common Questions About 'Red Flag' Gun Laws  Daily SignalThe national gun control conversation often sounds like a broken record, with the same advocates resorting to the same talking points about decades-old ...