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Should non-violent felons be allowed to own and possess firearms?

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Jacob

Wilmington, NC

#1 Dec 14, 2012
Do you guys thing that non-violent felons should have the right to own and possess firearms after they have served their prison and probation/parole time?
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#2 Dec 14, 2012
I believe that felons should get all of their rights restored after they have served their time (prison, probation and parole) and a waiting period to see if they really want to stay straight, maybe 5-10 years. This should only apply to non-violent felons. They should also be required to register all firearms and get their ballistics registered. If they truly want their weapons for legal purposes, this shouldn't be an issue. Just because you mess up once in your life doesn't justify a perpetual punishment.
really

Stanley, NC

#3 Dec 15, 2012
Jacob wrote:
Do you guys thing that non-violent felons should have the right to own and possess firearms after they have served their prison and probation/parole time?
Until 1996 non violent felons in NC had their right to own firearms restored then at that point that right was revoked and even made retro active which I felt was unconstitutional but the courts upheld the legal change. Last year the supreme court ruled on the britt vs nc which restored the rights to a single citizen only,which again I felt was wrong but NC's screwed up system agreed. Also in 2010 an effort to restore limited rights for non violent felons to possess guns for hunting was passed then quickly overruled by a state judge. The issue of federal law is another huge obstacle. In addition the shootings and massacres lately have sparked huge gun control outcry so the possibility of felons ever having gun rights restored is slim to none sadly.
really

Stanley, NC

#4 Dec 15, 2012
really wrote:
<quoted text>Until 1996 non violent felons in NC had their right to own firearms restored then at that point that right was revoked and even made retro active which I felt was unconstitutional but the courts upheld the legal change. Last year the supreme court ruled on the britt vs nc which restored the rights to a single citizen only,which again I felt was wrong but NC's screwed up system agreed. Also in 2010 an effort to restore limited rights for non violent felons to possess guns for hunting was passed then quickly overruled by a state judge. The issue of federal law is another huge obstacle. In addition the shootings and massacres lately have sparked huge gun control outcry so the possibility of felons ever having gun rights restored is slim to none sadly.
I have a 22 y/o non violent felony conviction, no issues since, business owner, established citizen yet I can not possess a firearm however any nutcase, crackhead, thug that has avoided felony charges can not only possess firearms but actually get a concealed carry permit. Only in America
dang

Boone, NC

#5 Dec 16, 2012
no they shouldn't have guns. those of us who have a clean record and houses full of guns have to be able to shoot at them when the sh*t hits the fan
LuLu

Lenoir, NC

#6 Dec 16, 2012
really wrote:
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I have a 22 y/o non violent felony conviction, no issues since, business owner, established citizen yet I can not possess a firearm however any nutcase, crackhead, thug that has avoided felony charges can not only possess firearms but actually get a concealed carry permit. Only in America
Until proven and convicted guilty of a crime, should people not be able to get the permit.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#7 Dec 16, 2012
dang wrote:
no they shouldn't have guns. those of us who have a clean record and houses full of guns have to be able to shoot at them when the sh*t hits the fan
So, felons are just target practice to you?
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#8 Dec 16, 2012
Taking away firearm rights from non-violent felons and white collar criminals isn't right. You can take a computer away from a hacker, but not from a murderer. You can ban a sex offender from going near a school. You take away a particular right or privilege based on the crime. If there was no gun used in the crime, the right shouldn't be taken away. What about someone who stabs someone in a fight? Do their knife rights get taken away? Even though they have show that they can't responsibly use a knife? No. You have to base the punishment off of the crime, period. And that's a liberal way at looking at it. If I wanted to go nuts, I would just say my Constitution supersedes all laws.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#9 Dec 16, 2012
And notice that all of these mass shootings are committed by people that are legally allowed to possess firearms. So, it appears that A first time offender is more likely than a felon to go on a mass shooting.
really

Charlotte, NC

#10 Dec 16, 2012
dang wrote:
no they shouldn't have guns. those of us who have a clean record and houses full of guns have to be able to shoot at them when the sh*t hits the fan
I assure you even though I have a two decade old felony, if the sh:t ever hits the fan, I am the type guy you would want beside you.
Yes they should

Wilson, NC

#12 Jan 28, 2013
I've started a web page and a forum to discuss this very topic as it applies for NC citizens. If you were non-violent to begin with and have done your time and kept clean, you should be able to get your rights back. Join me on that page and discuss the facts as well as the Pro's and Con's of the subject, whether you feel it impacts you or not. If you know of someone for whom this option should be available send them on over.

www.ncfirearmsrights.com

http://forum.ncfirearmsrights.com
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#13 Jan 28, 2013
I hear all of these Sheriff's say that they won't enforce any new laws regulating firearms. Well, the felon firearm law is one of those such laws, but they have no problem enforcing those. If it's unconstitutional in one place, it is in another. You can't ban speech for one person, and not another.
cliff

Nashua, NH

#14 Feb 5, 2013
dang is a jackass
really

Gaffney, SC

#15 Feb 5, 2013
Yes they should wrote:
I've started a web page and a forum to discuss this very topic as it applies for NC citizens. If you were non-violent to begin with and have done your time and kept clean, you should be able to get your rights back. Join me on that page and discuss the facts as well as the Pro's and Con's of the subject, whether you feel it impacts you or not. If you know of someone for whom this option should be available send them on over.

www.ncfirearmsrights.com

http://forum.ncfirearmsrights.com
New change in NC law effective Jan 2013 allows expungement of class H,I and J felonies, which are all non violent charges. Closure of case I believe has to be 15 years or more with no convictions since, excluding traffic cases. Prior law limited expungement based on age(under 21) at time of felony conviction but new changes eliminate age restrictions . Once expunged, record is wiped clean. Of course many other guidelines must be met but over all it will help many people erase age old mistakes.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#16 Feb 6, 2013
People have this misconception that felons are terrible people. Some are, and some aren't. When you give someone who wrote a bad check, and someone who raped a child the same title, a felon, then you automatically think that all felons are bad. It's a similar situation with sex offenders. When someone says "sex offender" I think child molester, not nude sunbather. And why do people say "convicted felon"? Is that worse than a "felon"? At least if you've been convicted, you're more likely to change than someone who hasn't been convicted.
wut

Hickory, NC

#17 Feb 6, 2013
F**k no. they should be hung by their balls and fed laxitives so the crap just runs down their bodies.
Joe

Wilmington, NC

#18 Feb 6, 2013
And the troll comes out.
really

Orlando, FL

#19 Feb 6, 2013
Joe wrote:
And the troll comes out.
Amazing how quick they appear, if they only disappeared as quick. Lol
daniel

Baton Rouge, LA

#20 Sep 24, 2013
Bob wrote:
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So, felons are just target practice to you?
Bob is obviously a closed minded idiot from somewhere in the hills. On the other hand I made a mistake 12 yrs ago drinking and driving and will never be able to own a gun for self defense. Some of the laws in this country just don't make sense. I was held at gunpoint in my motel room two nights ago and will never be able to have that piece of mind in knowing that I can defend myself in any similiar future situation
Joan

Roan Mountain, TN

#21 Sep 24, 2013
That is just one of the consequences for committing the crime. You willingly forfeit that right to own firearms.

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