New Orleans judge rules statute forbidding felons from having firearms unconstitutional after 'fundamental right' amendment | NOLA.com I see both sides: A) We say that after a person has "served their debt to society," they should be treated no differently . . . . B) but, the best determinant of future behavior is past behavior . . . . so, I think each case should be judged on its merits. If the guy has a rap sheet 4 pages long with many violent offenses, the person has shown they cannot be trusted with such a device (the same reason N. Korea and Iran shouldn't have nukes--trust) If the person has a drug/non-violent felony, should the person be denied the gun as a method to defend themselves?