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I agree that a non violent felony should be treated in a different category, however, a violent crime (and there aren't that many) should result in the loss of the ability to carry a weapon. Voting is quite another matter, no-one should be stripped of that right as it's how the country stays somewhat in check (although even this system is screwed up)
It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to continually punish people. Especially marginalized people who are iffy with society's rules anyway... why take away their legal means for survival, along with their voting, gun and other civil rights.
Originally posted by IndianaJoe
It should be important to note that while you can be charged with a felony for a whole slew of activities, actually being found guilty of a felony is somewhat rare, especially when your well represented. .edit on 18-2-2013 by IndianaJoe because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by IndianaJoe
I have assault with a deadly weapon (fist) ad great bodily injury due to a break of his cheekbone.