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Missouri Confederate Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:51 PM
I would not hold someone having a past felony conviction from owning a firearm. That is the 1968 Gun Control Act that did it. Most of the mass shootings as of late have been done by someone without a prior conviction. If someone has a past conviction and all time has been served including parole the debt is paid. If they cannot be trusted to have a firearm they should not be trusted to be out of jail.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 3:28 PM
with today's revolving doors of "justice"? Most felons have a LONG "rap sheet" of crimes.
often,convicted felons do not serve their full sentence,and do not make restitution. Probation can be and often is a joke. I'd restore a felon's RKBA only after they've completed 10 years without any arrests or crimes,misdemeanor or felony.
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