Restoring Gun Rights in Washington – Sealed Juvenile Records

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In Washington State, the law provides that juvenile records (even serious felonies) can be sealed.  The statutes governing the sealing of juvenile records contain specific language that says once those records are sealed the underlying conviction is to be, for all reasons, as though it never happened.  There is good case law – at both the state and federal levels – that clearly states that means  sealing a juvenile record effectively restores a person’s gun rights.  So why is the FBI NICS division denying people their gun rights after they’ve had their juvenile record sealed in Washington State?Continue reading