Ohio Patriot wrote:
I still disagree.
Will there be instances of felons committing more crimes after leaving jail? Sure. But that's part of the price you pay for living in a free society. For me, liberty is 1000X more important than safety. As Thomas Jefferson once quipped, "I much prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." I agree.
Yes, that guy who hit that woman should be in jail, therefor not able to own a gun. He killed someone, but I'm about to say something that will probably really piss you off.
Drunk driving should NOT be illegal at all! Hitting and killing someone should be illegal with potential for a death sentence if something excessively dangerous (like being drunk) was involved. But if you are over .1 bac and capable of obeying all traffic laws and staying in your lane, you should be allowed to drive home from the bar.
Outlawing drunk driving is outlawing the potential to commit a crime.
Laws should only exist to protect rights. Violations of these laws should carry very severe punishments. Any personal decision that does not directly violate someone else's rights (feeling safe is not a right), should not be illegal even if there is potential for a crime.
Now, back to the original topic. If someone is dangerous enough that we cannot allow them to own a gun, how is it that they are safe enough to allow to own a baseball bat, a car or any other deadly implement. If someone is not safe enough to own a gun, they are not safe enough to be in the general population. Probation and limited civil rights for felons is just plain wrong.