Originally Posted by LockedBreech
That sounds great in theory, but consider that aggravated rape is usually not a life sentence. It flies in the face of logic that a convicted aggravated rapist should be able to buy a gun like any good citizen, even if he CAN get one illegally.
Did you miss the part about "if we can't trust someone to be on the streets with a gun, perhaps they should not be allowed on the streets"? And what difference does a law making it illegal for him to possess a gun make? We don't really care if he has a gun -- what we don't want is for him to use a gun to commit a crime. That's already illegal, so either stiffen the penalty and/or sentence to the max for committing crimes with firearms.