Now they want their gun rights as well.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Included in the civil rights McAuliffe granted through his sweeping order is the ability to petition a local circuit court judge to restore firearms rights. The secretary of the commonwealth warned the courts that this would cause a spike in gun rights requests.
Among the individuals who have already taken advantage of the change is Rodell Callahan, a 36-year-old man who has a long history of violent behavior.
Callahan was first convicted in 1998 for holding up two women at gunpoint in a Virginia mall. He earned his second felony conviction in 2004 for beating up a woman he had a child with. He has had multiple domestic violence convictions since 2013.
Callahan, who had his civil rights restored by McAuliffe’s executive order, applied to have his gun rights restored earlier this month.
“If the governor trusts me to get my rights back … why won’t the circuit court trust me to get my firearm license?” Callahan said in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “With everything going on in the world, it’s crazy. You got people shooting up nightclubs.”
Circuit courts can reject applications, but local prosecutors say the whole review burden has been shifted to them and they don’t have the resources to do extensive research for each firearms license request.The case for arming violent felons en masse makes as sense as arbitrarily giving them all the right to vote.
Which is to say it makes no sense.
By the way, the Muslim who shot up the nightclub in Orlando, Florida, worked for a Department of Homeland Security contractor as security guard. He was not on a no-fly list.