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Technically legally does the second amendment apply to prisoners?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17707points) March 22nd, 2017

Tongue in cheek. Humor welcome. What if prisoners had the right to bear arms?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

They can bare arms simply by wearing short sleeve shirts. They don’t need a law to do that.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

The 2nd Amendment applies to everyone with their rights intact. Some prisoners are given all their rights back after serving their sentences, some after completing parole, and some prisoners are forever alienated from their “inalienable” rights. It depends on the severity of the crime and the laws of each state.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Felons cannot generally purchase or own firearms unless they have been pardoned or records expunged. For violent crime I completely agree but not so much for other crimes.

rojo's avatar

You give up certain rights when you are incarcerated. Pretty sure this is one of them.

Unless you are a Mexican Drug Lord in a Mexican Prison then guns are ok.

LostInParadise's avatar

Yes it does along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. Prisoners are allowed to vote for officials who will set them free, join marches protesting their imprisonment, publish newspapers describing prison conditions and may not have their jail cells searched without a warrant.

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