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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons,

There was a case here in Spartanburg, SC, recently, concerning a convicted felon using a gun to shoot 2 intruders dead, as they were trying to break into his girl friend’s apartment. The cops let him go on the grounds that even a convicted felon should have the right and means to defend himself. Since then - about a year later, they have charged the guy with using a handgun after being a convicted felon.

I side with the original finding by the cops - even a convicted felon should be able to defend himself. I may get flamed, but having the ability to defend yourself is God given right that should not be infringed.

The alternative could be considered ‘cruel and unusual punishment’...


14 posted on 04/20/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Paisan
I side with the original finding by the cops - even a convicted felon should be able to defend himself. I may get flamed, but having the ability to defend yourself is God given right that should not be infringed.

I agree with the stipulation being an ex-felon committing a crime with a gun should suffer a strike three type sentence.

36 posted on 04/20/2013 3:01:05 PM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: Paisan

thing is if federal law goes, if your state constitution or laws has it, you’ve still got it legally recognized, so that’s why many states included the same language of the federal constitution in their state constitutions.


45 posted on 04/20/2013 4:48:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Paisan
I side with the original finding by the cops - even a convicted felon should be able to defend himself. I may get flamed, but having the ability to defend yourself is God given right that should not be infringed.

Agreed. Anyone who cannot be trusted with a weapon should not be running around loose.

47 posted on 04/21/2013 10:54:07 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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