Q: How do i know if my gun rights have been restored. Im a ex-felon. Penal code 4853 is on my parole papers.
A: Exactly WHERE on your parole papers is Penal Code 4853 listed? Were you granted a pardon, or do the papers just say you can apply for one? (California governors have only granted a handful of pardons in the last two decades.) I would suggest you apply for a Personal Firearm Eligibility Check (PFEC) from the California Department of Justice. They you'll know for sure. http://oag.ca.gov/firearms/pfecfaqs
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