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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Restore voting rights, restore gun rights

Democrats were too clever by half when Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe (a member of the Clinton Crime Family under investigation by the FBI) restored the voting rights of 206,000 convicted felons.

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.


  1. How does the Lautenberg Amendment fit into this wifebeater's situation?

    1. Was he ever charged or convicted of domestic violence? If not then Lautenberg would not apply.

  2. Yeah, give all those proven felons firearms.

    That'll work out peachy.

  3. I would imagine that a good number of those "ex" cons will just get a gun on the black market if they want one anyway. Why get a license? They didn't have one the first time they used a gun.

  4. So it seems to me the Scott Adams got it right:

    "So it seems to me that gun control can’t be solved because Democrats are using guns to kill each other – and want it to stop – whereas Republicans are using guns to defend against Democrats. "

  5. "[Mateen] worked for a Department of Homeland Security contractor as security guard. He was not on a no-fly list."

    The Democrats want anyone who is on the FBI/DHS watch list, as well as the no-fly list, to be included on the no-gun list. Mateen was on the FBI watch list at one point during their investigation of him, but once they "cleared" him his name was taken off the list. It was after he was removed from the watch list that he bought the weapons he later used in his killing spree.

  6. As Instapundit noted: gun control has never been about public safety. It is about showing the hicks in fly-over country who is boss.

    1. I was asking my dad the other day how many people would die trying to confiscate the guns here in Flyover. Molon Labe is not an offhand invitation.

  7. This is what is known as a "slippery slope." - Elric