Voting rights restoration and gun rights

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by GlockerBill, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. GlockerBill

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    OK, maybe this is stirring the pot, but just curious... with the nationwide push to restore voting rights of convicted felons who have paid their debt to society, shouldn't we do the same and restore their gun ownership rights?
     
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  2. screwman

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  3. Gonzoso

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    If you've done the time and are free to be in society you should be a full citizen with full rights.

    If you're too dangerous to own a gun you shouldn't be free.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Yes. You've either paid your debt to society or they let you out too early.
     
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  6. kwo

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    Felons on the voting roles may give criminals more rights like we are seeing now.
     
  7. ScubaSteve

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    Either you're free or not..
     
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    Once a convict, always a convict.
     
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    I worked with a ex-con who got his firearms rights restored. He didn't care about the voting part, though.
     
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    All of these are 100% correct. Especially what @Gonzoso said.
     
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  11. jimcorbin

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    Some will vote, others won’t. But either way it’s the Peckerheads that get elected that make the laws to increase or decrease punishment for crimes. Vote accordingly.
     
  12. SCHADENFREUDE

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    The voting rights thing is to secure democrat election victories. The left and the right don't care if you or felons have a 2A right. See the SCOTUS yesterday.
     
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    I've had my firearms rights restored. It was a process in Minnesota where you appear in the court you were convicted in and present your case. Most times if you show you have reformed your life they grant it. Voting rights are restored when your sentence is completed in Minnesota.
     
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    WreerQUOTE="SCHADENFREUDE, post: 29049748, member: 61807"]The voting rights thing is to secure democrat election victories. The left and the right don't care if you or felons have a 2A right. See the SCOTUS yesterday.[/QUOTE]
    Where would you get that idea? I'm as conservative as they get. I even have a ccp and ffl now.
     
  15. GlockerBill

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    That's interesting. So, there is a process to have your firearms rights restored even if convicted of a felony? Does that process exist restoring voting rights?
     
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    At least in Minnesota your voting rights are automatically restored on completion of sentence.
     
  18. billy_56081

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    BTW my conviction was for possession of a machine gun. A sten made out of a parts kit and receiver kit.
     
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    (In my opinion), the fallacy with this argument is the (except for very few cases) prison time does not “repay the debt to society” - especially those who are violent offenders or those selling drugs that have killed by OD. The effect to the harmed can never be made “as if it (the crime) never happened.”

    Also, deprivation of these rights is part of the punishment, not just a consequence of being a convicted felon.
     
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    Stop registering sex offenders!