I have a felony, from when I was 19. Im in my 40's . The felony was something that fell under old laws that have since been changed, and if I was
convicted now, would not have been a felony, It shows as quashed now, but the felony remains on my record and I can not vote, or have a weapon to
I do not commit any crimes, I have worked , had a family, and am involved in my community, yet I can not vote.
It is very unfair. I do not care what party you belong to, this is a basic rite here. I am not a democrat, so they are not going to get my vote by
pushing this. I am just glad that someone is pushing this.
For me to get a layer and get my rite to vote back will cost about $5,500 dollars. I have looked into this.
I can not afford it, and only one person has ever got their gun rites back, because her property was inhabited by bears, and she needed to protect it.
I continue to be punished for something stupid I did over 20 years ago, one of those things not allowed mentioned on this site. Clinton did it, get
just didnt get caught, yet I cant vote but he was able to run for president.
My theory is this. All the people in prison, this prison nation has criminalized many people, thereby causing us to loose our rites. You have a major
population in the US that have lost their rites as a result. They would love to criminalize us all into loosing our rites .
I do not see this as ever changing, even if it is being discussed, but one can hope. .
BTW I am in AZ.
edit on 12-11-2012 by amatrine because: (no reason given)