> 1) It is illegal for the mentally incompetent to own or possess
> 2) It is illegal for a convicted felon to own or possess a firearm.
> Neither myself, nor any other gun owner on this list, nor the NRA,
> has ever suggested that these laws be changed, in fact we insist
> they be enforced.
To be fair, I have indeed argued against some of these things:
specifically the appropriate criteria for "insanity" or "incompetence"
that would render firearm posession unsafe and who would apply those
criteria are unclear. And I absolutely _do_ support the right of
convicted felons (especially those whose crimes did not involve the
discharging of a firearm--why fear an armed pot dealer/tax cheat?) to
have _all_ their civil rights restored after they have served their
time. If it is felt that a particular released violent felon should
not be granted this right, he should be classified in category (1).
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