The Bill, introduced by a Republican representative in the state House, would allow felons whose felony convictions were non-violent, or also did not involve arson or otherwise the use of any force, to regain their firearm rights. Currently, Colorado law mandates that all felons, regardless of the nature of their conviction, lose their firearm rights. The idea behind this law is that a non-violent felon is much less likely to commit a violent felony or any other firearm offense than a violent felon. Therefore, it would seem unfair to disallow a non-violent felon reform protecting his home or engaging in the recreational pastime of hunting.
Jan. 25 2013