If a person has been convicted of a disabling offense, is there a means other than relief to have firearms rights restored?

A person convicted of a federal offense may apply for a presidential pardon. 28 CFR Part I specifies the rules governing petitions for obtaining presidential pardons. You may contact the Pardon Attorney’s Office at the U.S. Department of Justice to inquire about the procedures for obtaining a presidential pardon. 

A person convicted of a state offense may contact the State Attorney General’s Office in the state of their conviction for information concerning the availability of expungements, set asides, pardons and civil rights restoration.

[18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20) and (a)(33); 27 CFR 478.11 and 478.142]

Last Reviewed August 21, 2019