Originally Posted by al45lc
In the argument against, it states that this may affect laws prohibiting felons from possession.
Inane and stupid, that's a federal mandate that cannot be superceded by a State. Typical in these things when the opposing side writes the piece.
You might want to look into that a little. There is a Federal way to get your gun rights back, if you are a convicted felon. They don't fund the office that supposedly does it, so there is no one to see about it, but the path is written out.
ATF will tell you that if you wish your gun-rights back you need to go to the State. You robbed a liquor store - the state of Georgia slapped your butt in the pen - the State of Georgia took away your right to carry a gun. And the State of Georgia can give it back.
Just about every state has provisions for ex-cons to get their rights back. It's not easy. Takes a lot of time. But the provisions are there. Gotta do it from the state you lost 'em in, though. When you get out of the Georgia pokey, if you moved to Mississippi, Mississippi can't give you your rights back. Georgia took 'em away, so Georgia is the one you got to get 'em back from.
But, once they give 'em back, it's like they were never gone.
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