Possession VS use.
While there are certain uses of speech, the press etc that can get one in trouble, there's nothing illegal about thinking anything or writing the words or saying them, as long as you keep it to yourself or use it in a way that's obviously a parody or fictional. If not, the people who do "Robot Chicken" and "South Park" would be in jail for hundreds of charges of libel and defamation.
There should be no restrictions on possession of firearms, but if a person uses a firearm to commit a crime, throw the book at 'em.
I do agree that people who have used firearms to commit crimes should not be allowed to have them, as long as their probation or parole lasts. Once they've done their time for punishment and restitution, 100% of their abridged rights should be restored... until they commit another crime.
August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2014
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