Not all felonies are for violent crimes. In fact, the VAST MAJORITY of felony-level crimes are NOT for violent crimes. There are a lot of people who are convicted of felonies who never injured another living being physically.
Originally Posted by Brent Evertz
It's a felony to give alcohol to any cow except during an emergency under the Washington State Constitution.
It's a felony in Yellow Pine, New Mexico to keep Christmas decorations on a house past February 17.
It's a felony to breastfeed someone else's baby unless a school teacher is present under the Michigan State Constitution.
It's a felony in MD to record someone's conversation without their consent.
In Pennsylvania, it's a felony to allow a minor to operate a touch-tone phone unsupervised.
In Waterloo County, Illinois, it's a felony to hit a mosquito with a rain gauge.
In Missouri, midwife-assisted homebirth is a felony.
Under Federal law, having a few dozen pot plants growing in your greenhouse is a felony..
So under your logic, midwives in MO shouldn't be allowed to own firearms. People who DARE to record police brutality in MD shouldn't be allowed to own firearms. People with glaucoma or cancer who are using alterative treatements shouldn't be allowed to own guns.
But what's REALLY at issue here isn't really who can and who cannot own a gun. What you REALLY mean to say is that you believe that there is a certain class of people who--through some "offense against the state"--have been rendered unworthy of the option of self-defense.
What you are REALLY saying is that there is a whole class of people who you don't think have the FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT of self-defense when they are victimized by a violent criminal.
What you are really saying is that there are certain legal infractions that you consider grounds for denying a fundamental human right to someone for the rest of their life.
And that, dear friend, is just sick. I feel sorry for you, that you have such contempt for your fellow man that you would deny them fundamental human rights because they stepped on someone's administrative toes...
I'd be interested to hear just who YOU think the "right kinds of people" are, but I think we all already know what THAT answer is...