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Duke Cunningham wants gun right back.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ICARRY2, May 27, 2012.

  1. ICARRY2

    ICARRY2 NRA Life Member

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    I tried the link 3 times and it did not work.:wavey:
     

  3. HollowHead

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    Tagged. This will get good. HH
     
  4. JBnTX

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    I'll start.

    He should get his gun rights back.

    He wasn't convicted of a violent crime, and shouldn't lose his right
    to defend himself with a gun.
     
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  5. ICARRY2

    ICARRY2 NRA Life Member

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    I agree. It was not a crime of violence, his only criminal conviction and he isn't likely to use a gun to hurt anyone. He did serve as a fighter pilot in Vietnam with honor. It does make me sick that he was a corrupt U.S. Congressman though. But he did his time and he isn't going to hurt anyone with a gun, so I don't see why he shouldn't get his right to possess a gun back and a ccw permit.
     
  6. bunk22

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    For those who don't know, Cunningham was America's first fighter ace in Vietnam and only Navy pilot ace with 5 Mig kills.....and later, a corrupted Congressman.
     
  7. stevelyn

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    I agree and I sympathize with him, but apparently such things weren't important to him as lining his pockets were until it affected him so 'tough ****'.
     
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    Its very simple. We are a nation of laws. Abide by them or face the consequences. Or in the poetry of the street: don't do the crime if you can't do the crime. Its pretty easy folks don't be a corrupt politician if you want to keep your guns.

    Also, how did he vote on gun rights for convicted criminals before he was caught being a crook?
     
  9. Jonesee

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    He is just a criminal now.
     
  10. HollowHead

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    Corrupt. Corrupted sounds like it was someone else's will. HH
     
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    I think if ANYBODY is released from prison they should have the same rights as any free man
     
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    If we don't trust convicted felons with guns why do we trust them out in society?
     
  13. Detectorist

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    He betrayed the very people who elected him to represent them.

    Tough tittie.
     
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    I must admit I have mixed feelings about this but I lean mainly toward your line of thinking.

    On one side I feel that he lost his right when he became a criminal and should have thought about this before he did illegal things.

    But, and a big one at that...

    He didn't commit a violent crime, let alone a violent crime with a firearm. So, I don't see what the problem is with him owning firearms and being able to secure a permit to carry one.

    The man paid his debt to society and should gain all his rights back.

    Gun laws still need some serious work in this country.
     
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    felons with legally owned guns.. If a guy has no problem with murder does he have an issue with buying an illegal gun?
     
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    There's a whole list of things convicted felons cannot do after serving. HH
     
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    Agree. Give him his gun right back.

    And on the subject of his fighter pilot activities, he was hit with a SAM over Hanoi just a few minutes after killing one of their top MIG pilots , made it 'feet wet', ejected, was picked up, and a few days later was back in the air over Hanoi. He had big brass ones.
     
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    If you or I commit Medicare fraud for over $1 million. They aren't going to give our gun rights back after we get out. He is no more special than any other white collar fraud criminal. Just another good guy that chose to become a criminal.

    Loss of rights is part of the punishment for being a felon. He should have weighed the consequences more accurately when he was defrauding the US Taxpayers out of millions of dollars.
     
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    As noble as they were, I simply can't understand how anyone would consider his past history a waiver. HH
     
  20. Sporaticus

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    There was a political agenda behind his prosecution. Being a US congressman is a sure fired indication he is corrupt, but his prosecution was politically motivated.

    Anytime the government threatens to prosecute your wife as leverage for acceptance of a plea bargain, it should make honest Americans cringe.


    His crimes were not of a violent nature. He merely did what all his colleagues were doing, not that that made it right.