Originally Posted by NJGunowner
I think the theory with felons is that offenders tend to repeat at some time or another. It's a generalization, not particularly fair, but that's the reasoning. So they decided to not make it easy for them to buy guns. It gives politicians the excuse that they "tried" to stop it.
But they failed. It's still easy for criminals and "prohibited persons" to buy guns -- it's just not legal. "Hot" guns are readily available in every state, and the ex-felons and gang bangers all know where to find them.