U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) has introduced legislation to restore the gun rights of individuals convicted of minor, non-violent crimes. H.R. 2153, the Second Amendment Restoration Act, ensures states have the discretion to restore individuals’ gun rights after conviction of minor crimes.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed the legislation.
“The Second Amendment provides for the right to bear arms and Federal law prohibits individuals convicted of felonies from owning guns, but also gives states the discretion to determine which state crimes are treated as felonies.