Wrong Question

DOUG BERMAN, writing at Sentencing and Law Policy blog, commits a category error when he asks, Should Pardoned Felons Have Gun Rights?

Since the right to self-defense, and therefor the right to bear arms, predates the foundation of the nation, and since the proscription lain in the Second Amendment is absolute, (that’s what “shall not” means — no exception, no limitations), the proper question should be: Should Felons’ Rights Be Abridged for Any Reason?

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