Louisiana Judge Rules That Violent Felons Have Gun Rights Too

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  1. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I'll sit back while they kill each other. Eventually they will all be gone.
     
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    Reading the title of this just makes sick to my stomach to the point where I want to throw up. Are people going insane?
     
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    I'm sure they also think they should have their voting rights restored, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    Would it were true.

    Unfortunately, these folks have a tendency to mate and reproduce more of their ilk. They pass along the Incredibly Stupid Gene, and support it with wonderful training.

    I fear it's a losing battle...:(
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 603

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    Actually they do, after time served. Others states too. Which IMO, I agree on that.
     
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    That's a violent felon?
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 603

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    Seems just as violent as someone who robs a bank with a paper note.

    Why let anyone convicted of burglary carry weapons. That's like adding fuel to the fire.



    The thread title really represents what the Judge has stated ...............

     
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    I'm not sure how any Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms are taken away from people who have supposedly "paid their debt" to society. Where in the Constitution is that allowed? How is it that some protections can be taken way without taking them all away?
     
  11. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 603

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    Two words ....... State Laws.
     
  12. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    State law cannot trump the Constitution. That's what the judge in Louisiana is telling us, and he's right.
     
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    And yet, we have republicans in state governments all over the place trying to outlaw abortions, gay marriage, minority voting, etc...
     
  14. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 603

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    But they can set regulations. I admit, it's a fine line in plenty of situations.
     
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    And Democrats trying to legalize marijuana.
     
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    As well both sides should. Why on earth shouldn't we revisit a drug war that has clearly failed and is propping up cartels in south america? Seriously, that's all you have in response? :rolleyes:
     
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    But you see, it's like a buffet. You pick Federalism or States Rights depending on your agenda.
     
  18. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Not me. That is a critique that can only be applied to those on the right, or who claim to be "libertarian" because they don't want to admit they always vote republican.
     
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    Only trying to show some balance to your constant Republican bashing. Both sides do what you were trying to show as an example.

    I'm not against legalization at all.
     
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    Not exactly balance when Democrats are pushing for something that experts suggest would be best, and the majority of Americans favor, and anecdotelly has proven to be a success everywhere it has been tried... compared to Republicans who are trying to prevent progress on issues related to social equality and freedoms.
     
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    By definition, conservatives are against or very cautious (slow) to change.
     
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    Yeah, I know. Unfortunately, that is preventing progress on issues we basically agree on.

    (edit) That being said, I could respect and understand a political view of circumspection and caution. The problem is that is not what we are dealing with. Today's repubilcans aren't about caution or patience, they are about right-wing, fundamentalist, Christian ideals as pushed by the religious extremists who have taken over a huge chunk of their party. If not them, they are acting based on the financial whims of the incredibly wealthy individuals and corporations that fund their campaigns.
     
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    I actually agree!

    I was hoping that after losing in November, the party in general would recognize the spiral down the drain, and abandon or at least start to relax some of those platforms.

    No such luck.
     
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    I think the GOP has a lot of great ideas and can bring a level of moderation to governance, but they aren't that party anymore. They are extremists who have become determined to insist on their way or nothing. They have become worse than the dictators in countries they invaded.
     
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    I wouldn't exactly say the GOP is worse than the Taliban and Saddam Hussein..... They haven't tried to kill people who disagree with them, use chemical agents, etc.......

    And I disagree with this decision. People who have raped, killed, etc should not be able to own guns.
     

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