A lot of companies are now willing to hire felons. The focus is now on how long it’s been vs do you have a clean record.
I think Soceity is beginning to realize it is not fair to punish someone for something that happened years ago. I do believe soon non violent felons will be able to have a gun.
All this is to say the Courts are starting to see the registry as harmful. Employers do backgrounds checks anyway. The only thing a public registry does is make neighbors excited for no reason.