I do a very small (15 minute) segment in every gun class I teach on gun control. At the end, I ask every student to ask themselves this question: Have you EVER, used any drug other than alcohol not prescribed to you by a doctor? Used another persons prescription medicine (Even if it was antibiotics), Been less than 100% honest on any federal form EVER, in any way deceived a federal official, removed a label from a pillow while still in the store, etc etc, the list goes on. If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, YOU ARE A FELON. you just haven't been caught yet. So when someone suggests that ALL felons be debarred the use of arms, realize all the people that encompasses who have never harmed a soul nor stolen a nickel. Are you SAFER because they can't own guns? We have "felons" who's great crime was to be caught with a single joint in the wrong era/state, or selling a water pipe across state lines, or, like Martha Stewart, made an untrue statement under pressure to federal officials because she wasn't sure of the facts. It's not just the baby killers and mother-rapers who are on the "felon" list. Far from it. and it could be almost any one of us given a little bit of investigation and the malice of a prosecutor. -Food for thought.