I agree with the author that the prohibitions on gun possession too broad. Non-violent felons shouldn't be barred for life in owning guns. Once off of probation/parole they should be able to own a gun once again. But the fact is, too many violent felons do go to buy guns from gun stores. Yes, step up prosecutions of course of these people but they should not be able to go to a gun show in some states and buy a gun. Because, some do. Also there is the problem of straw purchasers.