- May 26, 2005
- Tend do walk the 40 meters from my bed to lecture.
Nomix, the reason no one is bitching about it is because felons give up many of their constitutional rights by committing a felony, including the right to bear arms and the right to vote. They gave up those rights by committing a cime, they were not taken away from someone who never broke the law. Big difference.
I must admit that I am not an expert in the American constitution, but does the constitution say that the government has the right to take away anyone's right to bear and own arms?
And I happen to think it's a grave injustice to take away someone's right to vote in elections because they've commited a crime. In my moral world, it is immoral and a grave violation of the individual's human rights.
Crime is punished with prison, fines and other. Not by taking away people's right to vote.
But that is another question, and I'm digressing.
But, please tell me where the constitution allows the government to restrict the right of any member of the American society to bear and own arms?
I am quite interested to know.