Ask the Governor: Can felons regain the right to own guns?

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Q: Why is it that the state of Florida despises felons so much that, even if you have never committed a violent act against anyone, your Second Amendment rights of being able to bear arms are never restored? We ...
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tired of silly

Orlando, FL

#339 Dec 23, 2012
Queen OneEightyTwo wrote:
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only to you my dear, only to you!
Nah, to the world. You're a liar, a hypocrite, and a dried up old prunetwat. Your creepy little existence is of no value to ANYONE. Oh, and I'm not your "dear", prunetwat. Scum like you has no place in my world.

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#340 Dec 23, 2012
tired of silly wrote:
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Nah, to the world. You're a liar, a hypocrite, and a dried up old prunetwat. Your creepy little existence is of no value to ANYONE. Oh, and I'm not your "dear", prunetwat. Scum like you has no place in my world.
If she truly was as religious, as she claims, she would know what turn the other cheek means and just stop answering your posts. That fact that she doesn't, just reinforces what you've been saying. Apparently, she hasn't noticed that no one stops by to "Give an Amen" because we can all see that her holier-than-thou platitudes are just an act.

“"Daddy's coming"”

Level 4

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#341 Dec 23, 2012
tired of silly wrote:
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Nah, to the world. You're a liar, a hypocrite, and a dried up old prunetwat. Your creepy little existence is of no value to ANYONE. Oh, and I'm not your "dear", prunetwat. Scum like you has no place in my world.
Oh and certainly this little thread, tucked away on a forum, in a forum...is THE WORLD...to YOU! IF I have no place in YOUR world, then leave me alone and I'll leave you alone. Cool?
commonsensepreva ils

Bracey, VA

#343 Dec 23, 2012
HEY MIDDLE AMERICA wrote:
<quoted text>and they should not be allowed to vote ever again...or own property
----and then your taxes keep rising because you're an unforgiving jerk...whom we won't see in Heaven anyway. you have no common sense. so, I suppose you'd rather we be a nation of national murders--by eliminating (killing) all cons, immediately upon incarceration? why even have prisons, right? wow...you must LOVE science fiction, since that's where your narrow mindset is located. forgiving is humane...not to is not being human at all. good luck. God Bless!
tired of silly

Longwood, FL

#344 Dec 26, 2012
commonsenseprevails wrote:
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----and then your taxes keep rising because you're an unforgiving jerk...whom we won't see in Heaven anyway. you have no common sense. so, I suppose you'd rather we be a nation of national murders--by eliminating (killing) all cons, immediately upon incarceration? why even have prisons, right? wow...you must LOVE science fiction, since that's where your narrow mindset is located. forgiving is humane...not to is not being human at all. good luck. God Bless!
"Narrow mind set" = believing in obeying the law and dealing with the consequences if you choose to break said law, right? I'm not concerned with heaven, which is nothing more than a stupid fantasy fed to gullible people by churches who want your money. I'd rather pay taxes to keep the animals locked up (like the FILTH who killed NY firefighters on Christmas Eve, who was RELEASED from prison when he should have been hung) than give it to a corrupt church to pay their pedophile clergy. Forgiving has nothing to do with criminals being appropriately punished. Losing the ability to vote and to have a weapon is a small price to pay for being stupid and arrogant enough to commit a felony. Now run along, your parole officer is looking for you.
coyote

Santa Fe, TX

#346 Feb 9, 2013
___tax paying felon wrote:
<quoted text> I think you are a joke Red Baron, How can you say felons are the only ones that hurt innocent people? What about the college shootings? they were not comitted by felons. There are just as many non felony hate crimes commited by people that have nothing on their record. I am a long time hunter, gun collector, and permit holder until I was convicted of a felony from my business because I didnt keep the money from the house contract into an escrow account, I am an avarage tax paying citizen just like you and yet I cannot enjoy the outdoors and hunt in peace anymore because of a silly mistake, I agree felons should never be granted a conceled permit or even be allowed to purchase a hand gun, But a riffle to hunt in the woods is a different story. Not all felons are bad, most are but not all, There should be a through process to reinstate right to bear arms!
Coyote-red baron you are not very bright.If an exfelon gets his rights for firearms reinstated (most of them) would be thankful & not return to crime.Secondly,if he cant get a second oppritunity by reinstatement that will only cause him to consider buying one from the streets which only continues to fuel the circle of crime.Not to mention not being able to provide safety for himself & his family.Between now & the next ten years every American in this country is gonna wish they had a gun.Your quick to point out the census of exfelons that are repeaters with firearms but slow to share the excons that have been reinstated that abided by the law.Everyone deserves a second chance.But guys like you that think your so perfect & without flaw always feel your better than everyone else.You would find more joy in your life if you would lose the ego that youve manifested thru your cheap pride youve attained from being able to own & exercise your guns & their rights.Its guys like you that shouldnt have guns.And after 18 yrs of abiding by the law I finally got reinstated for a concealed permit which is necessary for my practice as a private detective helping improve other peoples lives.And what you wrote probably isnt your real opinion.But because of the company you keep youve adopted their personal opinions on ex felons like me.Have a great day...
1st time offender

United States

#350 Apr 2, 2013
Are you saying that anybody who makes a mistake are doom to be unforgiven forever and have others things stripped away? I Agree to certain crimes that option to hold a firearm is out of the question but what if its your first time in trouble and you get the book thrown at you now what? If the state nor the feds cant forgive you for your pass miss deeds then why bother following the law? Everybody is intitle to that one major F'up nobody should be punish for the rest of their lives. Unless its dealing with murder or rape.
1st time offender

United States

#351 Apr 2, 2013
truth hurts wrote:
what a bunch of hypocrites you all are.You were just lucky not to have gotten caught when YOU were commiting a felony- you would be surprised what some felonies are , that you have commited several times - your no angels
You're right felons are not angels their human. And as humans we mess up a lot don't think for one second that you are pure as the driven snow buddy. You have did a little dirt too in the past too you just didn't get caught yet
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Since: Dec 12

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#359 Apr 7, 2013
glenn wrote:
Felons are supposed to own guns with the serial# filed off and taped up grips, doesn't that guy know anything?
WOW!! What a heated argument this is....I agree with you. If felons do not regain the right to own guns, they are going to find a way to get them. Many guns that the felons obtain are from the "Underground" world. After all, it has been proven many times that the felons that have shot someone, took someone against their will, and robbed someone, etc...The biggest majority of these felons used a gun that has been tampered with, such as "glenn" stated. Not only do they file the serial numbers off and tape the grips. They will also do something called "Rifling a barrel." My opinion is this, and some of you many disagree, but we are all entitled to our own opinions on ANY subject. I believe that a felon that has used a gun to commit his/her act of violence should never legally own a gun again. There is very little law enforcement can do to stop the sale of the "Underworld" guns, as we ALL have seen in the past. It's a war between good and evil that I feel will never end. Yes, some will be caught, but many will not be. It's very unfortunate for those that are good law abiding citizens. None of us are perfect, but I can say I have never done anything that would be considered a felony and there are many other people that have done nothing either to be considered a felon. I am only saying this because someone posted that everyone has committed a felony and basically got lucky and did not get caught. I beg to differ on that comment.

On a lighter note: I hope each and everyone of you have a great day!!
Moby Dick

Spring, TX

#361 Jul 17, 2013
Tired of silly killer wrote:
So let me guess you grew up in an upper middle class or upper class household ? Looking down your nose at anyone below you but who are you? You are obviously the uneducated one. The way the system works is to keep a felon down even never convicted or dropped felonies. It's at least twice as hard to become employed you are forced to go to drug and alcohol classes ( which the felon pays ) even when your crime had nothing to do with drugs or have ever used them. You have absolutely no rights at all and have to pay big money just to even vote. How is this right When my forefathers also died to protect your right to vote and bear arms. My felony was for writing a bad check a couple months after I turned 18 because I was going to school had no money and was starving. I did take advantage of the educational classes in prison and now am a local firefighter why should I not be allowed to own a gun to protect my daughter or to hunt for something I did 12 years ago? I save lives everyday but I can't save my family if some asshole breaks into my house or some little gang banger tries doing some home invasion I do live in the real world where those really are possibilities. Why are you so much better?<quoted text>
Are you really so simple that you think a gun is the only way to kill/protect? An agency I worked for provided those drug/alcohol classes. You should have been grateful to go through the classes and to pay for them. You wrote a bad check because you were hungry? Have you ever heard of a food bank or church program to get food? Better yet, get a job where you get a meal.

You can't fix stupid!
Moby Dick

Spring, TX

#362 Jul 17, 2013
Queen OneEightyTwo wrote:
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There are alot of educated idiots in the world! Education has little to do with trus success. Tired of Silly, may wield a wicked tongue, still her/his heart is cold as ice! He/She has failed to learn that you get more with honey than you do lemons, failed to learn compassion for anyone.
He/she builds themself up by putting others down. I have not read his/her posts in quite awhile, and it is the same old bad mouthing of others. He/she has no children, nope..not a one. He/she might want to get tested for cancer..as all the anger in them, will definitely manifest as such.
Now I know, since I have added my two cents here, he'll/she'll come along and call me all the names she feels entitled to..because only her opinion matters in the world.
Folks listen not to his/her ramblings. He/she has no true understanding, only hatred. I have a hunch they aren't even real..not real at all. And on a forum such as this, there is no way to know, for sure. If he/she is real, I have only pity for such a sad, sad, soul!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ALL..
Would you please tell the class that you and I are not the same person? More of the ridiculous conspiracy theories. You were on this Orlando site long before me. I can't believe that they can't believe a person wouldn't post here every day and might actually have a life beyond the topix board.
Amazing.
Tweetsamillion

Miami, FL

#364 Jul 17, 2013
Have a felony? No gun ownership for you.

Felonies are serious charges. You earned your right to have one, you shoud be banned from gun ownership.
lonzo

Miami, FL

#365 Aug 6, 2013
Einstein wrote:
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Your comments about the NRA are very wrong and misleading. The NRA is adamant about protecting 2nd Ammendment rights and is just as adamant about applying exiting laws to prevent crimes AND to ensure that weapons are securely stored, safe from theft and appropriation by minors in families.
The NRA does more for practical and sensible firearms safety and security in one day that the media or the gun-grabbers do in a year.
WRT a felon having the right to defend their family, etc.- we are not talking about a conceal carry permit here, just a right to possess - there are processes to restore rights of full citizenship.
I believe that there should be some process but that it should be arduous, not a rubber stamp. The same people that want to grab your guns want to restore voting rights immediately - odd, isn't it? But not surprising. The left stops at nothing to recruit new members to its proletariat.
Some one that joy rode in car that did not know was stolen with some high school friends when he was 18. Ended up catching a felony. And here he is 40yrs of age with a wife and kids. But can not protect his home with a fire arm over a 22yr old mistake he made in high school. We are human. People make mistakes. Theres only very few crimes I feel is worth a life long punishment. But im just a guy with an opinion

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