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Old December 30, 2011, 05:13 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by varanasaurus
If convicted of an offense punishable by 6 months in prison and then three years later the state changes the maximum punishment to 3 years in prison you were still convicted of a crime punishable by less than a year.
This was my first thought. The man was convicted of a misdemeanor that carried a possible 30 day sentence.

Strict definition of ex post facto or not, it certainly seems to me to be stripping someone of their second amendment rights retroactively.
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