Absolutism 301: Felons in Possession

Publicola lays down the argument for repealing the law prohibiting convicted felons from possessing firearms.  I don't disagree with any of his arguments, and in fact I agree with his philosophy.  The problem is that I see his goals as being politically impossible to achieve in the near future.  Our only real hope is a Supreme Court ruling on the 2nd, and even that would likely leave felon-in-possession bans intact. 

I want to roll back what we can roll back and focus on continuing to win the debate until what can be rolled back is in line with what we want to be rolled back.

But he's right about the core premise.  I'm not concerned about a murderer who can buy guns, I'm concerned about a murderer who isn't in a jail cell or a grave. 

This entry was published Mon Apr 17 23:16:46 CDT 2006 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2006-04-17 23:16:46.0. [Tweet]

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