Privately funding relief from disabilities
Joshua Prince has thoughts on the subject. Federal relief from disabilities was, until 1986, the relief for persons with a conviction for nonviolent offenses, or quite old ones. But for a decade, thanks to a PR campaign by Violence Policy Center, budget riders have forbidden the ATF from granting such relief.
Another interesting issue is that the riders DO allow relief if the applicant is a corporation, but not if the applicant is a human. Given that corporate criminal liability generally requires the the illegal act be directly approved by high-ranking individuals in the corporation, that seems a questionable distinction to me.