That article is alarmist and pointless, the author concocts imaginary issues where there really are none.
Consider that it is utterly, completely, totally immaterial whether or not a state-level law prohibits convicted felons from owning firearms. A state-level law will not, and can not, change the federal prohibition against this.
Any person harping on about a state constitutional provision that supposedly grants felons gun rights is either so amazingly ignorant that he or she shouldn’t be allowed to vote in the first place, or is simply making hyperbolic comments in order to rile up the ignorant and easily swayed fools that make up the low-information-voter block.
Most of the other issues raised in the article are equally absurd and unfounded.
Interesting. My copy of the 2nd mentions nothing about State vs. Fed.
However, those IN prison (felons) can and do have their Rights ‘disabled’ while serving their term.
The EX-felon, being again a Free Citizen, has the enjoyment of their Rights, fully restored.
The issue, as in most instances, is the twisted, pretzel logic used by gov’t to further erode Rights. Either one is FREE, and thus has the same Rights as all Citizens, or one is still a danger to themselves and/or other Citizens that they should have not been released. Otherwise, there are 2+ sets of Citizens, and Equal Protection is out the window.