"It allows felons to claim the Stand Your Ground defense — in which someone who “reasonably believes” his life is in danger has no duty to walk away and may instead shoot to kill. And that is just the beginning."
No. If you've served your time and have been rehabilitated, your basic human rights should be restored. If you haven't adequately served your time or been rehabilitated, you shouldn't be released. I don't agree with the "mess up once, you're scarred for life" philosophy. I've had one of those lapses in judgement, it could have ended much worse than it did. At the time it was only a Misd-A. I'm truly sorry for what I did, learned my lesson and won't be caught in that position again. But had it happened four months later it would have been a felony and I wouldn't have my CHL or own any legal firearms — fortunately for me, I wasn't a victim of the system.