Hardcase, excellent. That's what I thought.
...rights denied under state law are appropriately restored under state law. Rights denied under federal law are beyond the reach of state law.
If somebody commits a federal felony, the only path to restoration of civil rights, as far as I know, is a pardon by the president or, perhaps, a bill by Congress.
So it pays to be a heavy contributor to whoever is sitting in the W.H.
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington, January 8, 1790, First State of the Union Address