In Wasatch County, Utah a woman is fighting to get her second amendment right restored after a check fraud conviction over a decade ago.
Local ABC4 in Utah reported:
In 2008, Melynda Vincent plead guilty to a federal felony for attempting to negotiate a false check in the amount of $498.12 at a Salt Lake City grocery store, according to the lawsuit.
Since the incident, Vincent says she has kicked an addiction and crated a new path for her life, getting a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees.
Vincent has also started a non-profit organization that aims to help people struggling with addiction avoid the path that she took.
“Current statutes commanding perpetual punishment with no hope of redemption poorly serve the proper understanding of the Second Amendment.”
This lawsuit brings up an important argument being made more and more about nonviolent crimes and the permanent suspension of the right to bear arms. Check fraud is certainly a crime but not a violent one by itself.
Should convictions of nonviolent crimes prevent a person from owning a firearm?