Sometimes it’s tough to get the wording right in a blog post, especially at 4am… From the Albuquerque Journal:

Successful completion of a deferred sentence allows a person convicted of a criminal felony offense to own guns, the New Mexico Supreme Court said in a case decided Thursday.

“I think it has broad significance for New Mexico on both the federal and state sides,” said attorney and former state Supreme Court Justice Paul Kennedy, who represents James Oliver Reese in the case decided Thursday. “It really clarifies the law for people in this position and clarifies that these people cannot be prosecuted anymore.”

A deferred sentence requires someone to complete certain conditions, like probation, after which the conviction will be dismissed.

There’s a lot more to this, and it involved both a federal court and the NM Supreme Court, as well as the ATF, so read the whole thing.