Supreme Court Gun Ruling Spawns Challenges From Felons

Supreme Court Gun Ruling Spawns Challenges From Felons

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    Supreme Court Gun Ruling Spawns Challenges From Felons

    The following is one of those articles that make you go, hmmmmm:

    FOXNews.com - Supreme Court Gun Ruling Spawns Challenges From Felons - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum

    My question is, based strictly on a 2nd Amendment self defense scenario, do convicted felons have a right to possess firearms in their abode based on the argument that it is being used for self defense purposes?

    Let the arguments begin.





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    IMHO No convected felons lost their right to own a gun, vote, hold certain state licenses. If the person wishes to pettion the court after the convection for a release and the court grants it then it would be ok with me.

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    Taking a VERY narrow look at the recent supreme court decision as well, I think that there is also an argument that could be made that a convicted felon could be allowed possession of a firearm for self defense purposes and therein lies the rub.

    If self defense is a right that can't be legislated away, then how can a convicted felon be denied that right?

    By the way, in no way am I suggesting that convicted felons should be allowed to possess firearms, but it is just one more thing to now think about.


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    I wouldn't be surprised if the anti's are behind this as a means of demonstrating just how stupid the decision was and it must be reversed.
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    The decision includes this pretty straight forward opinion of Scalia:

    "The Court’s opinion should not be taken to castdoubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms byfelons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of fire-arms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. "

    so in short: its still ok to regulate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulJ View Post
    The decision includes this pretty straight forward opinion of Scalia:

    "The Courtís opinion should not be taken to castdoubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms byfelons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of fire-arms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. "

    so in short: its still ok to regulate.
    Ah yes, I read that too, but there are 8 other justices, and if one thing is certain it's that there is no understanding just how the Supreme Court will come down on a decision.

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