reply to post by onequestion
Is there any way to prove that you aren't still a violent offender?
I don't know you, outside of your own word. However, by your own word, you were a violent person who committed a violent offense. Whether you say you
have changed or not, I have no reason to believe you have, until something in your actions proves such.
If you can prove your rehabilitation, maybe through a psychiatric exam, or some kind of interview, then I am all for you having back your right to own
a gun, or to get a job without identifying that you were imprisoned for a violent offense. Just because you "served the time" doesn't mean you
necessarily learned your lesson though. There are plenty of "repeat offenders," who do the time for a crime, get out, and just end up right back in
for committing a new crime.
How exactly do we know you're not one of those people?
I think that
, more than anything, is why your rights are limited. Until the state can satisfactorily prove your rehabilitation, I don't think
it is smart to allow you to do certain things. Like owning a gun, or working around children.
Consider who shoulders the blame if you get a job as armed security somewhere, and end up shooting an innocent? You go back to prison, but the people
who let you out, who let you get hired, who let you conceal and carry; their conscience bears the weight of your actions just as much, if not more so,
Don't take this the wrong way though. You might really be a rehabilitated, changed, and wonderful person now. Maybe you did learn your lesson while
you were in prison. But until you can prove it, the state will side against you, because there's always the possibility you will commit another
~ Wandering Scribe
edit on 17/2/13 by Wandering Scribe because: spelling