Monday, March 18, 2024

Kentucky ruling favors felons

From Judge dismisses gun charge against convicted felon; ruled as unconstitutional (WAVE, 3/15/24) by Natalia Martinez:

Prohibiting a convicted felon from possessing a gun is unconstitutional, according to a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge’s ruling

Martinez reports the defendant, Jecory Frazier, "has been in and out of custody on a number of cases." 

The problem is many people are being released from jails and prisons though they are dangerous, despite they might not ever have been labeled a "felon." Without the proper supports to make changes in their environments when released, some revert to their former life of crime.

On the other hand many people who've committed non-violent crimes which have been classified as felonies, have been stripped of their gun rights. If you are a marijuana user you must report that on question 21 f of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' form 4473; and if you admit it, I believe your application would be denied. 

The federal "Firearms Transaction Record" as revised in August of 2023 is 7 pages, including about 4 pages of disclosures and explanations.