I committed a nonviolent federal crime: "Possession of explicate sexual images of minors."
There was no firearm used in the commission of this felony. See Idaho Gun
Rights, enacted in 1978.
I have been released from federal prison since October 7, 2011 and are currently on supervised release, so why am I denied of having a firearm in my possession, based on the above second paragraph?
I am not a felon anymore, I'm an ex-felon, because I paid my debt to society through federal prison time, which was reduced by almost 10 months because of good behavior. If I am still a felon, shouldn't I still be in prison? Once a felon, always a felon? Studies done by independent study groups show that persons convicted of a sex crime, after their release from incarceration, have the second lowest (5%) re-incarceration rate.
Although the State of Idaho Gun Law says, ""It is unlawful for any felon to possess or control a firearm. This does not apply to any person whose conviction has been nullified by expungement
, pardon, setting aside the conviction or other comparable procedures, or whose civil right to bear arms either specifically or in combination with other civil rights has been restored." Gun Laws In Idaho, as of June, 2006. Since I believe and know by God's higher law to human law, I am not a felon anymore...I'm an ex-felon.
Also, the above paragraph only applies to felons, not ex-felons!
Michael x xxxxxxx
xxx x xxxxx St
xxxxx ID 83687