Restoring Gun Rights to Felons: Every year, thousands of felons across the country have their gun rights reinstated, often with little or no review.
This is what the National Rifle Association spends its time and money on?
A New York Times report this week explained that in many states, felons can regain their gun rights without any serious review and as soon as they're released from prison. The story gives chilling details of multiple cases in which dangerous ex-convicts legally obtained weapons and used them to commit other crimes.
In one case, a prosecutor says he believes a murder victim would still be alive if the shooter -- who had a well-documented history of mental-health problems, two felony convictions and friends who said he was dangerous -- didn't have a gun.
Read more at the Mercury News Editorial