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January 19, 2007



Sure, as a society, we would support a convicted felon's possession of a gun for the purpose of self-defense or the defense of another. Let's face it, though: the far more likely reason a gun ends up in the hand of a convicted felon is the felon's aggressive use of it.

I'm comfortable with the idea of demanding that the felon justify the use of the gun.


My problem with the shifted burden of proof is that it means that felons have less ability to protect themselves in a pinch. Not just violent felons, even harmless white collar criminals and drug users. (The kind we all went to school with.)

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