Essay on Felons Right to Bare Arms

634 Words Apr 14th, 2014 3 Pages
Felons’ Rights to Bare Arms

Felons’ Rights to Bare Arms

Felons’ Rights to Bare Arms

Why is it against the law for a felon to bare arms. The law applies to every criminal that served more than a year in prison ( the statute forbids not only “felons ‘ but any person convicted of “ a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year ‘ to posses a firearm or ammunition, whether the crime in question is classified as a felony or not. ). In my opinion this law should be reverse because most criminal offenders are non-violent ones and they do not have the right to defend themselves. What if a violent burglar breaks into their house and
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Anyway, I would say only violent felonies, such as murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, arson, mayhem, etc. ought to result in someone losing the rights to possess firearms.

Felons’ Rights to Bare Arms

Your point about the racist origins of many of ours laws, not the least of which include gun control laws, is well taken. But you have to draw the line somewhere. It may seem arbitrary, and to some extent it certainly is but you have to do something to delineate serious and less serious crimes. The problem is there are just to many if’s and’s, and but’s to be dealt wit. You have a million different laws each with a million different circumstances for a million different criminals. In the end there are just too many “what if’s” in every single law. And in the end, who would get to decide whether your robbery is violent or not? A government bureaucrat. While to some there is certainly an unjust outcome, it is much simpler and I believe overall more fair to just draw the line in the sand and say “If you cross this line, it’s a felony and here are the rights you are going to lose.” In the end it’s up to the criminal whether or not they decide to cross it and they should bear the responsibility of their actions. Not only that. But my handgun carry permit is one thing that immediately

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