January 9, 2010

Crime & Punishment

SHARP AS A MARBLE is a blog I read often, and sometimes shake my head at the content. While I applaud that he is a staunch defender of individual rights, Robb all too often gets confused about the origin of the threats. Still, on balance, the blog is an enjoyable read.

Friday Robb hit a home run with a post about felons and gun ownership, and his comments regarding the stupidity of the law. The loss of the right to vote due to a felony conviction is just as stupid, but that is another blog post.

Pop over and give Robb’s piece a read, then pop back here and give me a comment.


Anonymous said...

Link not working.

Mule Breath said...

Still works when I click on it, but if it doesn't work for you, try this one...

Anonymous said...

Worked today.
I think the gentleman has some good points. I have had the idea that when a prisoner was released (and no longer on parole), he was considered to have paid his debt to society. If so, why aren't all his "rights" restored? This is another "catch 22" of our America. The law should be changed.

Mule Breath said...

True enough, but considering the number if early releases prompted by prison overcrowding, I'm not certain I would be so generous. My thoughts run more toward individual evaluations. I don't think denying constitutional rights to anyone for much of any reason.

Still, I'm not certain all felons should be allowed legal access to firearms. Perhaps some sort of individualized evaluation system is needed. The problem with individual assessments is those tasked with doing the assessment. Would this be another assignment for the parole board, or would be create another board of some kind.