Reply To: Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?


I don’t have much time as I’m supposed to be getting ready for work at this moment, but since you mentioned that scary word “felon” and the ownership of firearms, I wanted to jump in and say that a few years ago I re-read the Constitution of the United States and the owning of firearms was only not allowed to those who commit an act of “treason” against the country. So I was curious what “treason” meant to those who wrote the Constitution and just a moment ago I searched and got this;

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.”

Since having sex with even a minor (age statutory issue) or views of child porn or inappropriate touching of anyone of any age and urinating behind a dumpster , etc, etc, etc are in no way, shape or form “acts of treason”, every one of us should be able to own a firearm. Especially with the dangers of being labeled “sex offenders”.
The constitution says NOTHING about felony convictions. And felony also doesn’t mean “dangerous”. You can try to fudge your income tax return and catch a felony charge. How does that make you dangerous? This country is NOT the greatest in the world. There is no “greatest country” in the world. Every single one of them has their flaws. But the one with the most flaws (our USA) is the one that does the most boasting and bragging about how great we are.