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Old 07-25-2009, 12:49 AM
 
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its clear to me that some people understand what and why im trying to do this and there are those people( who have been the good citizen) all there life and say that just because im a ex-felon i should not have a gun. I am not a repeat offender i have never done drugs in my life and i have no prior record before this or after this issue.Opinions are everywhere here and everyone has said there peace on what they believe to be right. i was hoping for some guidance as to where are who to speak to since i know nothing and no one out here but i got nothing.I feel sad for those people who have never had the desire to take his son out hunting for whatever. I grew up with guns in the house and we went deer hunting every year so guns played a big role in my up bringing.The only thing that i did learn from posting this is that there are some people in the world that will judge me by my past and not for what i have not done.Other than this issue i have been the outstanding person just like everyone else and you would not even know that i was ever in prison unless i told you .I am not a gang banger past or present nor do i have any tatoos at all. I am your normal person that lives next door to everyone.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Guns dont kill people felons do.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...,5157747.story

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Old 08-02-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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I find it interesting that you state your felony was a dumb mistake and you've been an upstanding citizen since then but at the same time are considering becoming what you claim you are not (a repeat offender) because you would like to own a gun. I'm not judging you by your past, I'm looking at what you want to do now! If you've changed and become a law abiding citizen just like any other person next door, then breaking the law (or attempting to circumvent it by your wife buying a gun) wouldn't even be a consideration. You've been to jail, why would you ever want to risk going back and leaving your family without you?

I also "get" the hunting bit as I live in an area where they shut down schools for the first week of deer season because nobody shows up anyway. However, the law is what it is. You have options to obtain a gun legally that will take money and some measure of effort on your part. Your other option is to obtain a gun anwyay and deal with potential consequences. You have a choice to make and it's up to you to obey the laws or not. Is the risk worth the reward? Is the potential jail time worth a hunting trip with your son?

I think it's a lot of risk for no reward. You can take up bow hunting if you want to teach your son the thrill of the hunt (it's much more challenging and requires significantly more skill anyway). If it's an appreciation of the outdoors, take him "hunting" with a camera instead of a gun. Or, if the real goal is some quality father/son time, there are plenty of other things you can do outdoors (fishing, camping, hiking, climbing, rappelling, etc) that create a great bonding experience.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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its clear to me that some people understand what and why im trying to do this and there are those people( who have been the good citizen) all there life and say that just because im a ex-felon i should not have a gun. ,,,,,.
That's it in a nutshell, we all do understand and we respect the law.
There is no A vs. B in your case. You broke the law and lost some rights - now you go on in life and try to teach your son how to obey the law. You still have the right to petition the court and expunge your record.

If you respect the right to own firearms at all you would see how you are potentially damaging the right for lawful citizens. We are fighting everyday to keep the right of firearms ownership, if we allowed felons to possess - we will all lose the right.

Please respect us as well - take up archery!
I have bows and a crossbow, a lot of fun. We even get a early season on deer hunting.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Did the felony stalking incident involve physical violence? If so, then I would say that not only does the OP have no legal leg to stand on, but not even a moral one - most folks would agree that a convicted violent felon has no business with a firearm ever again in his life.

If it did not involve any violence, and it was a first offense, then how on earth did it result in a two-year prison sentence? This seems really hard to believe.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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,,,,If it did not involve any violence, and it was a first offense, then how on earth did it result in a two-year prison sentence? This seems really hard to believe.
As so often every felon is in on bum raps.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I am your normal person that lives next door to everyone.
No you're not! Let's call a spade a spade. Under the law you're a former felon, right, wrong or indifferent.

Go ahead and have someone buy you that gun you crave but when you get locked up for another 16 months or more and are back on parole, please don't come here whining.
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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you guys are all morons im an exfelon and people make mistakes that doesnt mean they should suffer the rest of there life for it all you people that think if someone broke the law they are forever criminals are really simple minded
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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you guys are all morons im an exfelon and people make mistakes that doesnt mean they should suffer the rest of there life for it all you people that think if someone broke the law they are forever criminals are really simple minded
Not being allowed to own a firearm as a convicted felon is "suffering"?
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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you guys are all morons im an exfelon and people make mistakes that doesnt mean they should suffer the rest of there life for it all you people that think if someone broke the law they are forever criminals are really simple minded
Didn't your parole agent require you to take anger management classes or did you just fail them?

Hate to bring you a dose of reality but many victims suffer the rest of their lives because of what felons did to them.

If someone knowingly broke the law and victimized someone else they ARE simple-minded!
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