posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 08:23 PM
a reply to: fightzone58
I don't understand your point, the Florida law is about restoring voting rights to a convicted felon. It is still illegal according to Federal law for
a felon to own a weapon. Most states now allow upon completion of a sentence and any parole or probation for a restoration of voting rights to
convicted felons. Federal law trumps state law, so no state is able to restore gun rights to convicted felons. No other rights are denied other than
possession or ownership of a gun.
The only purpose for a denial of voting rights to convicted individuals that I know of is to prevent having a prisoner voting while incarcerated, what
a nightmare for prison officials to arrange for everyone to vote. Safety issue and logistical. No reason I can find to deny voting rights after the
completion of a sentence, other than to continue to punish.
The Florida is also starting that someone who is found to be mentally incompetent can thru continued adjudication have those gun rights restored if
found competent again by a court. One can be found mentally incompetent without any criminal act involved. One can attain treatment and have rights
restored. Convicted felons can not have gun rights restored. It is not a loophole, I think you are misreading it.
edit on 11/10/2018 by DJMSN