Interesting debate this has spawned!
This is a discussion on Amendment to Louisiana’s state constitution - 2A Rights - to be Voted on Nov 6th within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Hopyard So it would be fine for a methhead/schizo just released from serving 9 months for a high level misdemeanor to have ...
The constitution says NOTHING about removing those very same rights from felons. Taking guns away from Felons that served their sentences is consequentially a gun control platform in it's self. It would also appear that our legal system has more felonies that one can commit than misdemeanors which I find quite funny being that once a felon your constitutional rights (WHICH YOU WERE BORN WITH) are no more? This is quite the contradiction of what is legally written and sealed in blood and ink by our founding fathers and patriots alike.
Yet if half of you on this same forum actually believed in or quite frankly understood the Const. then you would have to swallow your discomfort about time served discharged felons owning guns.
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" -Quite frankly I cant see past SHALL NOT as meaning anything else. A bad person will kill you, not necessarily a discharged time served felon. A good person will probably NOT kill you regardless of felony or not. The gun doesnt kill you. Bad people do regardless. Stop trying to dictate my life and others felon or not with your emotions.
Argue against this point!
"I believe that the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive." - Ronald Reagan
We all know all the folks in prison are innocent (just ask them), but, rest assurely, the overwhelming majority are bad people.
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Sorry, but the people of Louisiana cannot define the enforcement of a federal constitutional right nor could they ban enforcement of any federal constitutional right. They can speak to enforcement of a Louisiana state constitutional right.