Posted October 24, 2019 3:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

If you’re a convicted felon, you lose your right to own a firearm unless you somehow get your civil rights restored. That’s something few people actually care about changing at the moment, and it’s understandable. After all, those who have been convicted of a felony have undergone due process and are usually unable to vote either. Their actions have made them second-class citizens.

But until they’re convicted, things are a little different.

That’s what makes the case of an Idaho state legislator facing felony charges in Texas so interesting.

A federal appeals court has ruled a lower court erred in stripping a North Idaho lawmaker of his guns while he is awaiting trial in Texas.

A Fort Worth grand jury charged John Green and two of his clients, Thomas and Michelle Selgas, with tax evasion in July 2018.

Green is a lawyer from Rathdrum and a Republican in his first term representing District 2 in the Idaho House of Representatives.

During Green’s initial court appearance on the charges in August 2018, a Texas magistrate judge ordered he be released pending trial subject to certain conditions, including a requirement that Green not possess firearms.

Green later asked the judge to remove the no-firearms release condition …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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