WTR wrote: Flightmare wrote:
parabelum wrote::iagree: with TAM. Well said.
And those who are quick to condemn anyone with a felony conviction, more specifically one where violence was not a factor, just remember that local/State/Federal etc. judiciary can just as easily go after you one sunny day. You'd be surprised perhaps, maybe not, at "crimes" which carry a felony conviction.
Indeed. A buddy of mine has a state jail felony conviction on his record because he poured sugar free syrup into a guy's gas tank.
Anyone who's judgement is so poor to have preformed such a destructive and juvenile action, should not be allowed to process a firearm.
But should they lose the right forever? What if their judgment improves with age (as happens for most people) and they are no longer likely to take such a juvenile action in the future?
Call me soft, but I think that felons should be able to regain their right to vote, and RKBA, after their full sentence period has run it's course, and after they have made full financial restitution to their victim(s). If we collectively believe that a crime should result in, say, 10 years of punishment, then give them the right to vote back after that full 10 year period (even though they are likely paroled earlier). And any related restrictions on firearm possession should be eliminated when they get the right to vote back. I believe we need a strong connection between those two rights.
Of course, there could be other unrelated reasons to restrict either right (mental illness, etc).