Let's repeal the Lautenberg Amendment!

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    In particular wherein it makes it illegal for anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to EVER own a gun for the REST OF THEIR LIVES. Or even to have ACCESS to a gun. This is the case even if no gun was involved in the incident.

    What this means is that if you have no criminal record whatsoever, not even a parking ticket, but you slap your boyfriend, you can be convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. The Lautenberg Amendment stipulates that you would never be able to own a gun again for the REST OF YOUR LIFE.

    For those of you who are concerned about our rights to bear arms, this is how they will tear that down...one scenario at a time.

    It is absolutely ridiculous to have such a severe penalty for a first-time misdemeanor.

    If you live in a state where a crime can be expunged, that is your only way out. My state has no expungement as an option.

    Many police officers and military people lost their jobs when this amendment went into effect. There are people who depended on hunting to feed their families, who can now only do so illegally, or with a bow and arrow. And if they are caught with a gun, it is a felony.

    This is oppression of the people, pure and simple. And there is question if it's even Constitutional.

    Just getting the word out. It surprises me how many people don't even know about this.
     
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    Hmmm. Everybody's supposedly so into gun rights, but don't care about this amendment?

    Okay, then. I got your number. I suppose it's that old thing, if it's not my problem I don't care. The thing is, whose gun rights will they take away next? When they take gun rights away from a whole group of people for insufficient reason, it's everyone's problem.

    Or are there some of you who didn't know about this and are in shock, realizing that you have access to firearms when it's illegal for you? Watch out, you could end up in jail with a felony conviction. That'd be a bummer, eh?
     
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    Old news. I complained about it when it happened and got ignored. No one seems to care that this invasion of our rights occurred. They didn't care then and they don't care now.

    According to the law you don't even need to be related or in a relationship. If you are room mates the law is used.
     
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    Yeah, I know. No one seems to pay any attention. But that's how our rights will be chipped away, one inappropriate law or amendment at a time.
     
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    Many Americans are in the same boat and have lost their 2nd amendment right by either wrongful accusations or even messing up just one time. A misdemeanor is not a serious enough charge to lose any of your civil rights. You can still vote, serve as a juror and exercise any other right except for the 2nd Amendment right thanks to the "Lautenberg Amendment". If a crime committed is so severe that it results in a citizen losing his/her rights, it should be charged as a Felony not a misdemeanor. However, if a person is convicted of a Felony DV even they are eligible to regain their 2nd amendment rights. This in my opinion is very a$$ backwards and needs fixed. Please help get this fixed by telling everyone you know to sign a petition to repeal the "Lautenberg Amendment".
     
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    Hi Folks
    Lets get to writing our Elected Congressman and Senators. The squeaky wheel gets greased. Copy and paste this letter.
    I request you to pass legislation to Repeal the Lautenberg Amendment
    (section section 658 of Public Law 104-208 ) that Bill Clinton signed into
    law back in 1996. It serves no purpose other than to create very thin and
    questionable criteria to permanently ban citizens from their "Right to
    Keep and Bear Arms".
    Soldiers, police officers, and anyone who has been judged to have
    committed a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence has incurred a lifetime
    ban to own or possess firearms.
    As you know, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence need not involved a
    physical crime, but a mere verbal exchange, with the punishment sometimes
    being only a $10 fine. In many metro areas, a second phone call to a
    house over a family altercation will result in the standard police
    procedure of automatically arresting the male occupant, regardless of who
    is at fault or whether any threats were made.
    Just as bad, this legislation associates gun owners with "wife beaters" as
    if the two are some how linked, which they are not. It is an intentional
    slander to law abiding citizens, a breach of Consitutional freedoms, and a
    hindrance to our military and law enforcement services. Many soldiers and
    police officers have lost their jobs over their legal ban on carrying
    weapons because of this dishonest law.
    And I won't even bother going into its unconstitutional ex-post-facto
    characteristics.
    Please work to repeal the Lautenberg Amendment.
     
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    Sorry, but I do not oppose this law.

    If you cannot control yourself enough not to get physically violent with someone you supposedly care deeply about, I don't particularly want you to have a firearm.

    This isn't like banning a gun due to the actions of another.

    You lost control.

    Now, that said...a lifetime ban might be extreme. I don't know. I have exactly zero respect or sympathy for wife beaters. In my opinion, men who hit women are lower than whale excrement at the bottom of the ocean.
     
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    Yeah but you know, sometimes that bitch just won't listen.
     
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    I would propose a simple solution to this: Remove domestic abuse from the misdemenor catagory. Make domestic abuse felony assault, and then you can remove the law and still deny rights to wife/girlfriend beating assholes.
     
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    If you feel you must beat women you should not have guns
     
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