I have a family member who made a bad choice in the midst of difficult times in her young life a quarter of a century ago that resulted in her being forevermore branded with an "F" restricting her firearm right.
I am proud of the fact that Colorado law - at least Colorado's Constitution - provides for the restoration of ALL rights of citizenship following incarceration, probation, or parole following criminal conviction.
Unfortunately Colorado law enforcement does not respect that provision of State law, and since 1994 previously unaffected nonviolent offenders have been covered under the same statutory restrictions as violent offenders.
Such laws only succeed in disarming the rehabilitated previous offenders while the dangerous habitual offenders are undeterred. Many on this forum - perhaps most of us - agree with your stated position.