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  •  The odd thing this is... (0+ / 0-)

    Many states won’t let you keep your vote, after you’ve become convicted of a felony. Why would someone get to keep their guns after being convicted of a felony?

    "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

    by Sand Hill Crane on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:44:25 PM PST

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    •  I would say generally a vote is not chattel (0+ / 0-)

      while a gun is.  You have to remember the Founding Fathers were very aware of a legal system whereby the whims of  landed gentry could deprive a person of his liberty and property over a debt or a perceived slight.

    •  As far as votes go (0+ / 0-)

      I think the question should be turned around. Why should the state take away a felon's right to vote after he or she has served the sentence?  

      As for guns, if the person was convicted of a violent felony, I can understand banning him or her from future firearm ownership after his or her release. But that doesn't make sense to me for most non-violent felons.

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