OK, domestic abuse sucks especially if the guy has anger management issues, and he still may be a class 3dirtbagbut he's stillnot a convicted felon.
That makes me think (and that's never good...) Here's another angle:
When SCOTUS rules the RKBA to be an individual right, convicted felons who have paid their debt to society
, still lose their right to bear arms for defense. Since it's been clearly established by the courts (and right here also) that LEO's have noduty to protect and even in a best case scenario have a 4-6 min response time, isn't the continued witholding of the RKBA then nothing more than a continued punishment for those who have already paid their debt?
When faced with an armed criminal, does not thenthe legislated and adjudicated inability to properly defend ones selfproperly with equal force,a form of cruel and unusual punishment by leaving you unarmed in the face of an armed criminal?
Some would saypoetic justice, just deserts,irony, karma, whatever. But what of the guy that has truly reformed? What of those that truly ARE innocent and wrongfully imprisioned. Whatof those whose crimes had NOTHING to do with firearms?
Punishment to fit the crime, right? Perhaps if you ABUSE your gun rights, you THEN lose your gun rights.
Use a gun in a crime? Forfeit RKBA. Butfelonious tax evasion? Doesn't make any sense to me to have their RKBA and right to self defensepermanently removed as it wasn't gun related.