You are making that law about race and it's not. The same thing would apply if the person convicted was WHITE and the suburbanite was BLACK (this must be a shock to you..... there are black suburbanites....I have many as neighbors in my community). The person gets thrown in the slammer not because he is white or black, but because they were convicted of a felony and by law are not legally allowed to own a weapon.Smellin Coffee said:Which means, if a person from the hood was convicted of say, distribution of marijuana, why should he lose his rights to carry a gun? Suppose that person living in the hood wanted a piece to protect himself or his family, being that he is living in the most dangerous part of the city. Wouldn't that mean he would try to obtain a weapon illegally for protection? And what if he gets caught? He would be doing the SAME THING as the white, suburbanite from the gated community who wants to keep prowlers off his property. If the police approach each of them, guess who gets thrown in the slammer when both are doing the same thing? (One simply has a license to carry and the other is prohibited from getting the same license.) Both want to defend themselves and family yet the one who lives in the unsafe neighborhood is the one who gets locked up.