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Felons and Gun Laws

by Jimmy Wynn


Since coming just a hair's breath away from "losing" my gun rights in a courtroom over a misdemeanor case, I have been rethinking a lot of aspects of background checks and gun control.

First, we have been led to believe that "felons" should be denied the right to keep and bear arms. That is the primary excuse offered by HCI and the liberals for instituting gun laws like the Brady Bill. On second thought, it might not be a very good idea after all.

Our courts have become so corrupt that fair trials are the exception, not the rule. In many states, because of the Brady Bill, you can be charged with a crime and convicted without any evidence, witnesses... or even a police investigation into the matter. Adding insult to injury, hearsay evidence is allowed.

At the federal level, more convictions are obtained by agencies like the FBI or BATF forcing people to commit perjury against criminal defendants than are obtained through actual investigations that produce real criminal evidence.

Adding insult to injury, most so-called "felons" are people who have been convicted of non - violent crimes. Take the man who feels that the income taxes are unconstitutional. The corrupt court system fails to examine the real issues behind the unconstitutional income tax issue and jail anyone who would question the legality of it. Many of those who are serving time went into court believing they would get a fair hearing. Now, they are felons. That leaves me to ask the following questions:

  • What is the relevance of gun laws to someone convicted of avoiding an unconstitutional tax?

  • Why should any American be denied their God given rights AFTER they've paid their debt to society?

  • If a person is so violent that they cannot be trusted to own a firearm, why does our system unleash them back into society? After all, if they commit a rape, we don't castrate them before freeing them.

  • If looking into a person's background as a prerequisite to exercising their Second Amendment RIGHTS is acceptable, would you support it if applied to the First Amendment? For instance, before you could vote, write an article like this one, buy a book or join a church, would you agree to a background check?

While the belief that felons should not be allowed to own guns has won its Pavlovian accolades, I don't think it has been put to the test of reason. I challenge you to rethink the issue.


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