Felons’ Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Colorado
A recent Colorado Court of Appeals Case, People v. DeWitt, says they have that right, at least if they are in possession of a gun for their personal self defense.
There is an interesting discussion of this case at The Volokh Conspiracy. Please read the discussion, then take a look at the comment I left there. My comment was the 29th comment so you’ll have to scroll down a ways, or read the first 28 comments. Not a bad way to spend a little time, actually. My screen name there for leaving comments is, what would you think? TeeJaw, of course.
I guess I need to say one more thing. Yes, I am in favor of felons who have paid their debt to society having their right to keep and bear arms restored, especially non-violent felons. No, this position is not because of any circumstance personal to me. I have no criminal record, nary even a speeding ticket (since I ride a Ducati for pleasure that is no small feat).
I believe in the possibility of redemption, just in case anyone was wondering.