Restricting felons’ access to firearms

Few of us would argue that a violent felon should have access to a gun. But what about a nonviolent ex-felon who’s served his time? What if the ex-felon’s crime was conducting a beach bingo game with a prize larger than $50?

Attorney Dan Hardway explored questions like these as he discussed felons, firearms, and the Second Amendment today with the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Hardway discusses the problems associated with limiting a fundamental right such as the right to own a gun.

3:20 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 47:09 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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