“I always understood that once an American has served their time, paid their debt to society, they cannot be denied their basic Constitutional protections.”
There are some states where this is automatic, and some states that require the felon to go through a judge and a process by which their rights are restored. And some states say “never” when it comes to firearms.
And it is wrong. If you can’t release a person back into society being reasonably sure that he will not commit another crime, then you haven’t kept him locked up long enough.At one time, I believe, in some states, when a man was released, his saddle and gun(s) were given back to him.Debt is paid.
do you have a list of states and the various categories. I’m in PA and a relative by marriage is a felon now a minister. interesting to know if he could purchase legally ( lawfully)