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  •  A guy hit my mother on the head (1+ / 0-)
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    with the claw end of the hammer , crushed in her skull , raped her , left her for dead . Would you say that is a person who should legally own a gun ?

    The net result of this would be saying that disproportionately black men can't own guns.
    That the "justice" system is screwed up royally re racism , is not a good reason to allow criminals of all races to legally own guns . Allowing criminals to legally own guns will not fix our "justice" system racism problems .

    In Hawaii , the races are not mixed in the same way / proportions as they are elsewhere in the USA , the laws re guns ownership and criminals there isn't anti Black . So giving criminals the right to own guns or not can't really be argued on the same terms .
    Would you give criminals rights in Hawaii ?
    How about in the whitest states in the USA ?

    Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

    by indycam on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:46:08 AM PDT

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      Did I say every felon should have a right to own a gun?

      In the case you described, it makes perfect sense.

      The other end is someone that was convicted of a felony 20 years back for selling pot -- and now cannot own a gun no matter what.

      I would give all rights back to people who have served their time, unless the state can prove "clear and present" danger from their possession of those rights.

      •  So the guy who did that to my mother (0+ / 0-)

        did his time , he was said to be fit to be released into society . They let him out of prison .
        Do you give him back his ability to own a gun legally ?

        I would give all rights back to people who have served their time, unless the state can prove "clear and present" danger from their possession of those rights.
        How do you prove after a person has done their time for hitting someone on the head with the claw end on the hammer , raping that person and leaving them for dead , is a ""clear and present" danger" ?

        Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

        by indycam on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 08:59:11 AM PDT

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