Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment II (1791)
The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.
Constitution of the State of Washington, Article I, Section 24 (1889)
From Colonial times, Americans have nurtured an enduring belief in private ownership of firearms and the safe, lawful use of guns for hunting, sport, and self-defense. At the Northwest Gun Law Group we understand and respect the rich tradition of American arms. We also understand that gun owners often must defend the tradition, and themselves, against enemies of the right to keep and bear arms.
We are ready to assist in all areas related to gun rights, including:
- Restoration of firearm possession rights: Some citizens lose the rights to lawful possession of firearms because of errors in their criminal-history records or prior convictions. In many cases, we can help remove the hurdles to lawful possession.
- Vacating & sealing convictions, sealing juvenile records, deleting non-conviction data: Washington law permits many old criminal-history records to be sealed or deleted; call us for a complimentary review.
- Recovery of confiscated firearms: Law-enforcement may confiscate guns found during police assistance calls, even when the guns are not evidence and officers do not suspect the owner of any crime. We help clients recover confiscated firearms and avoid loss of ownership under forfeiture laws.
- Protection orders, anti-harassment orders, no-contact orders: Many gun owners do not realize that court orders restricting contact between people are a grave threat to lawful firearm possession…for a lifetime! We have defended many clients against protection orders.