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Iowa cuts application for pardon, restoring firearm rights

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Iowa has shortened the application form for a person with a criminal conviction who wants to request a pardon from the governor or have his or her firearm rights restored.

A new form released online Monday reduces the number of pages from five to two and the questions from 43 to 29.

A person with a non-violent felony can have his or her firearm rights restored after a process that includes waiting at least five years after a completed sentence.

A full pardon restores all citizenship rights, including firearm rights. A person with a felony conviction must wait at least 10 years after a completed sentence to submit an application.

The change comes after the application form was reduced in April for convicted felons seeking restoration of voting rights.
 

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