My question involves expungements or pardons for the state of: Washington and NICS Database
I need assistance with the updating of the F.B.I.'s N.I.C.S.'s database. I am currently precluded from possessing a firearm due to the Lautenberg Amendment however I have taken the steps necessary to have this overturned if I understand this correctly.
For individuals who find their gun rights revoked by the Lautenberg Amendment, having their misdemeanor record expunged, pardoned or their civil rights restored will regain legal access to firearms. (18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(33)(B)(ii))
(18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(33)(B)(ii))
A person shall not be considered to have been convicted of such an offense for purposes of this chapter if the conviction has been expunged or set aside, or is an offense for which the person has been pardoned or has had civil rights restored (if the law of the applicable jurisdiction provides for the loss of civil rights under such an offense) unless the pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly provides that the person may not ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms.
I have completely sealed and vacated all previous convictions on my record and when doing a W.A.T.C.H. (Washington Access To Criminal History) search it comes up completely clean. I have attempted to purchase a firearm since and was denied, I appealed with local law enforcecemt. to find out that I cannot own or possess a firearm but I am however eligible for a C.W.P. (I have all the court documentation as well as previous and current W.A.T.C.H. reports).
I would like to know if this is something you think this is the proper process and what expenses would be incurred for this type of case?
Thank You In Advance