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Felon laments he canít vote for gun control
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 November, 2010 | David Codrea

Posted on 11/30/2010 4:20:29 AM PST by marktwain

“Ex-Con: Where Do I Fit In Anti-Gun Campaign?” the New Haven Independent headline reads.

The “ex-con” is James Hanton, “released from jail this spring, [who] complained that he can’t vote to retain or replace elected officials who have a direct impact on how thoroughly or not gun violence is going to be rooted out of his community.”

“A lot of us coming out of prison want to go in a different direction,” Hanton said, “but because we have these roadblocks in the way ... You’re saying in order to make these changes we need to vote, or we need to organize. What do you give a person like me?”

Roadblocks. Just put there in front of him. He isn’t being given enough.

The fault should be assigned to others.

Let’s go back in time three years, where we learn about someone imprisoned for robbery to “feed his drug addiction”:

James Hanton, 44, of Bridgeport, said that while he was on parole, employment concerns were placed ahead of treating his substance-abuse issues.

"I got into some issues with the director of the halfway house. His issue was work, work, work. My thing was that I had to get into some outpatient treatment, because being clean in prison and being clean out in the world are two different things," Hanton said.

So he can’t control himself and he won’t work to pay his own freight? But he wants to stake a claim on controlling you, your rights, and how the fruits of your labor are divvied up?

And then there’s this:

…I said to the judge, 'Listen, I'm right around the corner from parole. Do you want to be my next victim?'" Hanton said.

Help me, before I physically menace again!

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; codrea; crime; examiner; felon; gun
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1 posted on 11/30/2010 4:20:32 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Liberals want to disarm us so the world’s safer. Well in a contest with the bad guys, the good guys need to be the ones armed. Rush Limbaugh’s Undeniable Truths Of Life: Matters are decided in the world by force. Human nature hasn’t changed.


2 posted on 11/30/2010 4:23:16 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: marktwain

It isn’t uncommon for felons to have residents unarmed.

Much safer for them.

This guy appears to be a good candidate for recidivism.

Can’t wait to get locked up again.


3 posted on 11/30/2010 4:25:50 AM PST by Venturer
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To: marktwain

I’m confident that most felons prefer unarmed victims


4 posted on 11/30/2010 4:26:18 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: marktwain
“A lot of us coming out of prison want to go in a different direction,”

That direction being back in your house to get what they consider their stuff and their money that you actually think is yours (criminals are actually very much like the government in this regard.) They want the freedom to rob and kill without having to worry about their victims fighting back. You bet criminals are for gun control it makes their jobs a lot safer.

5 posted on 11/30/2010 4:26:32 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: marktwain
my tagline says it all

As important (more so?) as protecting ones self and family from criminals is protection of the constitution from criminal government

6 posted on 11/30/2010 4:31:40 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Vaquero

Does this felon “lament” becoming a felon and doing a crime or two? STFU.


7 posted on 11/30/2010 4:40:57 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: muir_redwoods

> I’m confident that most felons prefer unarmed victims

Exactly. He’s pleading for ‘job security’.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 4:42:05 AM PST by Kent C
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To: goldstategop
Well in a contest with the bad guys, the good guys need to be the ones armed.

Amen brother! If you want a safer society make it easier, not harder, for law abiding citizens to arm themselves. If fact it would not be a bad idea to require all able bodied citizens to take some form of firearm safety course in order to, oh, I don't know, buy a house. Just saying.

9 posted on 11/30/2010 4:44:59 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: marktwain

10 posted on 11/30/2010 4:54:47 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: marktwain

I vote that we hang hanton.

LLS


11 posted on 11/30/2010 5:35:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Celtic Cross
all the rhetoric aside, I'll go out on a limb and throw him a bone...

*IF* he has made a decision to turn his life around, and We the People allow him to roam the streets with our families, why doesnt he get a vote ???

now the flip side of course is that he must conform to society and follow thru, and if not, then We the People should be *required* [much less merely 'permitted'] to take out the trash if and when he reverts to his addictions to drugs and fast money...

all or nuthin...

12 posted on 11/30/2010 5:38:57 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Seconded.


13 posted on 11/30/2010 6:01:53 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: marktwain

He must have registered “republican” ... Dem felons can vote ... they sure did in Minnesota!


14 posted on 11/30/2010 6:10:22 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: Gilbo_3

I’ve always stated that if a person can’t be trusted with FULL citizenship rights, he should not be released from custody.


15 posted on 11/30/2010 6:14:56 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

All in favor... Aye!

LLS


16 posted on 11/30/2010 6:31:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: muir_redwoods
I’m confident that most felons prefer unarmed victims

That goes for Official and Unofficial felons, in and out of the government.

17 posted on 11/30/2010 8:14:56 AM PST by GYL2 (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson)
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To: Vaquero

I think my tagline says it all.


18 posted on 11/30/2010 11:57:01 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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