Originally Posted by TNFrank
If a person commits a felony with a firearm then they either need to stay locked up or given the death penalty depending on what went down. That being said, NO LAW is going to stop a criminal who wants a gun from getting one. All it does is stop someone who may have messed up once in his life and who is otherwise law abiding from being able to protect himself or his family and IMHO that's just wrong to punish someone for life AFTER he's supposedly paid for his crime by jail time or probation. That's just my opinion on the matter.
i agree with you to a point. but would you want someone who commited criminal acts with a firearm to own one after they were released? i know i wouldn't. and i agree that no amount of laws will stop the career criminal from getting a firearm when they want one.
the problem i have with your idea is this, that many get a say a 10 year sentence and usually serve about 2.5-3 years on that sentence. now if they served the full 10 years and kept themselves on the straight and narrow while in prison, when released and say after about 2-5 years, then maybe, then they could have their rights as far as guns restored.