All free citizens of the United States of America should sign this petition. Right now, there are people who were convicted of "domestic violence" misdemeanors sitting in federal prisons because AFTER their fines, 2 years therapy, jail sentences, community service, and probation were finished they were caught with family heirloom firearms and guns for hunting to feed their families.
A person who grabbed another person's arm and was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence is not allowed to own firearms forever, after their debt to society has been paid.
EVEN VIOLENT EX-FELONS can get their right to bear arms restored.
FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EX-OFFENDERS CAN GET THEIR RIGHTS RESTORED ~ Misdemeanor domestic violence ex-offenders CANNOT. Felons can get full pardons and their civil rights returned to them. There is no pardon process for misdemeanors. How does that make sense? WORSE penalties for a lesser offense?
"In July 1996 Senate Amendment 5083 to House Bill 2980 passed by unanimous voice vote. This amendment is now what we refer to as the Lautenberg Amendment. It prevents people with any "domestic violence" convictions from ever owning a gun. The conviction could have occurred long before the passage of S.A.5083 and may have been a misdemeanor." -guncontrolkills.com
The right for all free citizens of this country to keep and bear arms was first written into the Bill of Rights and became LAW as the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The "Lautenberg Amendment" violates the Constitution by disallowing citizens to ever own arms again. Citizens WHO are not even FELONS. To attach this penalty to misdemeanor offenders who have paid their debt to society is a heinous assault on the VALUES this country was founded on. MANY soldiers and police officers lost their jobs when this harmful amendment passed. These rights MUST be restored.
Right now the repeal of this law is up for judiciary review with no scheduled vote. http://apps.facebook.com/petitions/1...-amendmentquot
Please sign this petition to urge our leaders to take the restoration of these rights seriously.