Last week, the House voted to allow nonviolent ex-felons the opportunity to have their gun rights restored via petition to the ATF.
Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck voiced his opinion (seen in the video above) that those who lost their gun rights by committing nonviolent felonies, be able to have the chance to win them back.
Buck’s move would settle an ongoing fight in Congress between gun advocates and gun-control fans. For years, ex-felons have been allowed to ask the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to restore their gun ownership rights. But a 23-year-old provision authored by Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has blocked appropriations for the agency to investigate the applications, thus killing the process.
“There is no good reason to prevent law abiding citizens from at the very least petitioning ATF to have their rights restored,” said Buck.
Onto the Senate.