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What does it say about our society that in many states it seems easier for convicted felons to regain their rights to own guns than to regain their right to vote?

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  1. Nonanonymous

    November 14, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Good morning to you, too, Chris!

    What does it say? It depends on whether you’re advocating gun ownership or the right to vote. God help anyone convicted of a Domestic Violence offense. Doesn’t have to be a felony, but you lose your right to own or possess a gun.

    I suppose the an accurate observation of our society, and self government, is that it is one of schizophrenic psychosis. Fair enough?

    Now, if you’ll just open up The File to comments, I will no longer consider you a bully.

  2. Frances Jenkins

    November 14, 2011 at 7:46 am

    It means we are living in a world upside down. A university hides child abuse of the worst kind, college coaches make millions of dollars and the English professor is paid less than $100,000.00 a year. A former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi makes $100,000.00 in one night in Visa card investments because there are no laws that prohibit members of Congress from using insider information for stock trading.

  3. david esmay

    November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Frances, you always accuse us of being one sided, but aside from Pelosi, and apparently John Kerry, you failed to mention Republicans John Boehner,Spencer Bachus, and Eric Cantor, later who investments were bets on the debt ceiling debacle. Cantor bet against the country.

  4. frances

    November 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    All of the above Democrats/ Republicans are not nice people. It is just that Nancy Pelosi speaks against Wall Street and big business and then she is part of the money establishment for selfish gain. I do wonder the money value of North Carolina political leaders such as Perdue, when she was first elected as a state senator and her value now, same with Dalton. In fact, I would like to see the value of every member of the GA as to their money value upon arrival and current status or departure. I would like to see included in a study Rand, Basnight, Easley and Hunt. Bob Hall should get some smart grad assistants from Carolina, Wake, Duke and State and do a study. The problem with Hall is he is so partisan, no one would believe the results.

  5. david esmay

    November 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Here’s another problem Frances, besides your veering completely off course of the subject above, gun ownership and voting rights of felons. Apparently you stayed up late enough to watch 60 minutes, their investigation fell way short of implicating Pelosi or Boehner of anything illegal. Pelosi invested in visa, and the credit card bill in the house was defeated. Boehner invested in helath insurance, and the public option bill was defeated by blue dog democrats, and this was before he had any real power. But Cantor is a horse of a different color. In 2005 Cantor bought alot of stock in Merck Pharmasuetical, which benfited greatly when the GOP led house passed the medical liability reform, which many considered a gift to Merck who was under fire for vioxx. The stock went up, Cantor’s sleazy ass made money. Now back to the original thread, it should be a hell of a lot more difficult for convicted felons to purchase firearms, than to vote.

  6. frances

    November 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my God, you “misspelled” health, maybe a typo. Stop being ugly and making cutting remarks.Nancy Pelosi made $100,000.00 in one night off of the Visa purchase. That is NOT bad for a freedom loving, fighting for the middle class, opposed to big business, helper of the poor and aged.

  7. david esmay

    November 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Typing is not my forte. Stop being such a conservative tool. How much do you think Burr and that political whore McHenry have benefited from the system? McHenry’s very close to Issa, Mr. arson, larceny, and insurance fraud. The GOP is nothing but a bunch of “cheap labor” conservatives bent on enriching themselves and dragging down the middle class with their “more money for millionaires” fiscal policy. Also, it should be harder for convicted felons to buy a gun than to vote.

  8. Eunice

    November 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    David, you need to quit picking on Frances all the time. You are nothing but a big bully, and I thought we wanted to get rid of bullying. Maybe an anger management class would help you.

  9. david esmay

    November 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Ok EuniceFrancesFrances Jenkins, I’ll stop picking on you if, one, you’ll stay on topic, and two you stop making inane remarks that don’t pertain to said topic. You can pick on me to your heart’s content, I’ve got thick skin. Social and political discussions elicit emotional responses, and I save all the profanity for my computer screen. I’m an old school Democrat who believes our’s should be a progressive society, as opposed to the regressivism espoused by the GOTP, and I’m not bending over for any of them. Thirty years of GOP supply side trickle up borrow and spend economics has ruined this country, and the majority of Americans are angry. Anger breeds activism, it’s ugly and getting uglier, the repubs pride themselves on smash mouth politicing as long as their the ones doing it, and whine when their on the recieving end.