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by bblhd672
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Gun rights for a Felon?
Replies: 66
Views: 3752

Re: Gun rights for a Felon?

mrvmax wrote:I have not verified the story here but it applies to the topic. I’m on my phone so I can’t figure out how to post the article so you will have to follow the link.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mv5j ... hing-wrong
Basically a warning for anyone who believes in the right to self defense to stay far away from New Jersey (and New York).
by bblhd672
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Gun rights for a Felon?
Replies: 66
Views: 3752

Re: Gun rights for a Felon?

Charles L. Cotton wrote:First I need to say that there has been a gradual creep toward a judicial system that would make King George III proud. The trend has been to elevate far too many misdemeanors to felony status. This should not have happened. I base my comments largely on this fact.

I believe:
1. Non-violent felonies should not impact civil rights, including Second Amendment rights. In the alternative, all civil rights should be automatically restored after ____ years;
2. Violent felonies should result in loss of all civil rights, including Second Amendment rights, but with an administrative procedure to have all civil rights restored on a case by case basis. The citizen should have the right to appeal the administrative finding to state court;

The reason I believe a violent felon should have an avenue to restore civil rights is because there can be circumstances where a person commits a violent crime under conditions that would prompt otherwise law-abiding persons to do so. For example, a father kills his son-in-law for beating his daughter. It's murder, but the man is not likely to be a threat to others and he should have the right to seek restoration of his civil rights. If it is shown during the hearing or trial that the father has be violent at other times, then the application for restoration could/should be denied.

Chas.
Well said and I agree completely.

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