Who can own a gun?

December 6th, 2015 by Ken

Every adult American has the right to buy, own and sell firearms.

With some exceptions.   Those convicted of a felony, of domestic abuse or who have been deemed to have mental health issues.

That’s it.

I object to denying citizens the right to keep and bear arms – because they have been placed on a no-fly list.

Here’s why.

Those convicted of a felony have had their day in court.  They have been denied their Second Amendment rights in a court of law.    Those placed on a no-fly list have been placed there by government edict – without the benefits of legal action.

Banning those on the no-fly list without a legal hearing is the first step in banning firearms from everyone.  If government can place someone on the list without benefit of judicial oversight – – then they can create another list – and put anyone on that list.

We have the need to keep firearms out of the hands of some people.   But that must be done through legal action – with a chance for the defendant to make a case against the ban.   We don’t want some government agency making the decision without the legal protection of the law.

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