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Felons having paid their debt..

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by GunDr, Apr 13, 2013.

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  1. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    This is about a month old and I've not heard nor read one word about this. Something to think and toss about.

    Having paid their debt to society, many regain their right to vote. Shouldn't all of their rights be restored?


    By Claire Galofaro, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune
    on March 21, 2013 at 11:03 AM, updated March 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    An Orleans Parish judge on Thursday ruled that the state statute forbidding certain felons from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, in the wake of a constitutional amendment passed last year that made the right to bear arms a fundamental one in Louisiana. The issue will now go straight to the state Supreme Court, which must decide whether the statute infringes on Louisiana citizens' now-enhanced right to gun possession.

    The Orleans Parish public defenders office challenged the constitutionality of the statute on behalf of a half-dozen clients, all charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The attorneys concede that public safety is a compelling interest to bar violent offenders, like murderers or armed robbers, from possessing weapons. But the law also bars people convicted of a number of less obviously violent felonies from possessing guns.


    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/03/new_orleans_judge_rules_statut.html
     
  2. cnsane

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    I've got a 'nam vet buddy who would be mandantorily locked up if they even found a shotgun shell in his house, all because he had a few OMVI's after he got back from Uncle Sam's senior trip.
     
  3. halfmile

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    An 18 year old with a 17 year old girl friend who has sex with her can be marred for life with a statutory rape conviction if the DA is one of those greedy bastards with an eye on a future judgeship.

    Domestic Violence is another ugly situation. Husband and wife in a loud argument, neighbor calls the law. If they respond someone has to go to jail. Usually the husband goes, because of the kids. I have knowledge of several young men who had this problem, and it will follow them forever. Especially since our governor has shut down the pardon process commpletely.

    Posession of one joint used to be a felony, now it's not. So do the earlier offenders lose their gun rights and the later ones don't?

    State to state laws are a swirling bowl of offal. The country doesn't need this kind of crap. I would personally allow any non violent offender his rights back after the termof the punishment. Forging a check should not remove you from normal society.

    Only free people can own weapons.

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  4. Not1/2Bad

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    The problem with anything to do with felons or prisons or criminals and there rights, is the fact that the only people the politicions ever hear from about these issues is the criminals family. As in everything else only the squeekist wheels get the grease. For example since when is not having the best and the quickest health care cruel and unusual punishment, now chopping your fingers off for shoplifting thats cruel, being forced to stand in line and pay with food stamps thats cruel and then use your cell phone not a smart phone to call home and tell the old man your on your way, thats cruel. What ever happened to good is good and bad is bad?????
     
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