The Indicted Have Gun Rights

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The idea that those who are indicted for a serious crime may not buy a gun, is, I think, what many in America might think of as ‘common sense gun control.’ But it isn’t, for it rubs against the grain of the American legal tradition. The pseudo-commonsense view appears nonsensical when boldly defended by the U.S. attorney’s office, which, The Texas Tribune informs us, argued that a ‘law to prohibit those under felony indictment from obtaining guns does not interfere with the Second Amendment ‘because it does not disarm felony indictees who already had guns and does not prohibit possession or public carry.’’ That argument boils down to this: if you retain some relevant gun rights, others may be taken away. Compare it to free speech: if the government allows you to talk freely with your family, its regulation of your conversations with neighbors is hunky-dory!” (09/21/22)