Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 23 of 23

Thread: Pardon story

  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    (Franklin County)
    Age
    51
    Posts
    11,755
    Rep Power
    21474863

    Default Re: Pardon story

    Quote Originally Posted by Xringshooter View Post
    No one else said it yet, but you're not done just because you got a pardon. You must now get your record expunged of the matter before you attempt to carry your fathers shotgun or to purchase a firearm. The pardon is just the first step to getting your firearm rights back.
    I thought there was a fairly recent decision (case involving Josh Prince) that changed that, but I can't find a citation to back it up. I did find a PA decision that basically said an expungement can't be denied after a pardon, because the pardon itself completely obliterates one's criminal record (in so far as the offense pardoned), so it would seem like an arbitrary, unnecessary step. I also found a case stating that someone did not have to specifically petition of have rights restored after a pardon, again, because a pardon was the ultimate eraser. That too was a Prince case, and I think it's the one I want to point to, but expungement isn't mentioned at all: https://tinyurl.com/2phaq5qy


    From the decision:
    an individual who receives a full pardon is neither prohibited from purchasing and possessing a firearms and ammunition nor prohibited from obtaining a license to carry firearms.
    Get your "Guns Save Lives" stickers today! PM for more info.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Pardon story

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    I thought there was a fairly recent decision (case involving Josh Prince) that changed that, but I can't find a citation to back it up. I did find a PA decision that basically said an expungement can't be denied after a pardon, because the pardon itself completely obliterates one's criminal record (in so far as the offense pardoned), so it would seem like an arbitrary, unnecessary step. I also found a case stating that someone did not have to specifically petition of have rights restored after a pardon, again, because a pardon was the ultimate eraser. That too was a Prince case, and I think it's the one I want to point to, but expungement isn't mentioned at all: https://tinyurl.com/2phaq5qy


    From the decision:
    This is good to know. But thankfully I have had my gun/civil rights restored long before I received a pardon.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    State College, Pennsylvania
    (Centre County)
    Age
    69
    Posts
    5,564
    Rep Power
    21474857

    Default Re: Pardon story

    Greg, I agree with you and seem to remember those statements. BUT, if the people who maintain the records (PSP, FBI-NICS, etc.) aren't given that info, then the person will probably get denied and and have another fight again to have their records wiped clean. I have no idea what happens when Wolf signs the pardon - who takes that information and makes copies and sends it to the appropriate places so the record can be fixed? Do Wolfs people even care if it doesn't get done the way it is supposed to?
    Ron USAF Ret E-8 FFL01/SOT3 NRA Benefactor Member

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Pa Pardon
    By wannaown in forum General
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: December 7th, 2020, 10:46 PM
  2. Pardon
    By RANDY7747 in forum General
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 12th, 2012, 10:53 AM
  3. AR Pardon...
    By The_Hessian in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 4th, 2009, 08:28 PM
  4. Pardon me....
    By bdevil73 in forum General
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 10th, 2008, 09:42 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •