[GUNS] Re: g*n c*ntr*l

From: Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Date: Wed Mar 15 2000 - 11:26:03 MST

From: Lee Daniel Crocker <lee@piclab.com>

>> 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 possession 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).

I was unaware of your previously stating the first part, thanks for
the correction, and the honesty.

Please consider my statement amended accordingly.

I too would take into consideration what exactly "mentally
incompetent" means.

As to former felons, I don't think mere drug possession or use
should be criminal at all, so we agree there.

Perhaps this is an appropriate subject for further list discussion,
should the U.S. criminal code/justice system be revised to address
such gross indistinctions as "misdemeanor" and "felony".

I think the idea of justice argues yes....


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