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I live in Washington State, an open carry state. Aside from that, I don't know anything about guns or how to use one.
Good news is, I don't own one.
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The bad news; I'm a convicted felon (drug possession only; i.e.: no guns or violence involved)
Time served, and released in 2005, no probation violations and no charges since.

With all the recent gun related violence, and the growing population or irresponsible, mentally unstable, underage or otherwise unlawful possessors who cause these problems in our country, I decided it's time to at least educate myself, for my own protection and safety and wellbeing of my family.
So I'm here to learn as much as possible. I already learned that it is possible to get my gun rights back, but I'm not 100% sure if owning a firearm is the right decision for me, personally.
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Welcome from Wisconsin!

Ditto what Ksgunner said.
 

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from Central Florida!


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Welcome to Defensive Carry :wave: The best forum for sharing ideas and experience.

Help us keep this forum great by remembering the Golden Rule: Please treat others as you want to be treated.

I am from Kansas.
 

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I live in Washington State, an open carry state. Aside from that, I don't know anything about guns or how to use one.
Good news is, I don't own one.
:congrats:
The bad news; I'm a convicted felon (drug possession only; i.e.: no guns or violence involved)
Time served, and released in 2005, no probation violations and no charges since.

With all the recent gun related violence, and the growing population or irresponsible, mentally unstable, underage or otherwise unlawful possessors who cause these problems in our country, I decided it's time to at least educate myself, for my own protection and safety and wellbeing of my family.
So I'm here to learn as much as possible. I already learned that it is possible to get my gun rights back, but I'm not 100% sure if owning a firearm is the right decision for me, personally.
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So what is the point of you JOINING US HERE?????
 

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Welcome to DC, ChillyWilly.

This is a great place to learn. Spend some time with the search function. Many times the threads you read will spur questions that can also be answered from threads on this forum.

In order to get your rights restored, you will need an attorney. Whether it's a good decision to pursue that and become armed is certainly a very personal decision, and probably is very much related to what type of felon you are and how your life has changed.

Stay awhile and poke around, and perhaps clarity will come.
 

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Welcome from East Texas. Overcoming the consequences of bad decisions is always tough. Determination, perserverence, and a desire to achieve goals are necessary. If you are not sure 'guns should be a part of your life', make that determination first. Gun ownership and carrying a weapon are not to be taken lightly, and carry an awesome responsibility. Lots of good advice available here on this site, but most and best will be to consult legal council, not opinions. Best of luck and welcome to CC.
 

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Welcome. You've taken the right step in at least beginning the conversation. You have two hurdles to overcome: your legal ability to carry being restored and your own attitudes toward guns. If your thoughts and attitudes come from never having shot or never owning a gun, most of us on the forum would like to see you come from the dark side. Education and training goes a l-o-n-g way in making a person comfortable around guns if they've not been raised that way. If you'r not sure about owning a gun because you don't know if you'll likely use it for mis-use, then you show some wisdom in not owning/carrying. As far as the legal position, GreySkies is right. You'll need a good lawyer. Best of luck. I'd like to know how this story plays out. Keep us posted.
 
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