November 30, 2007
Discussion Topic: Should Felons Go Hunting?
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From WNYT News Channel 13 in Albany, NY:
Convicted felons are banned from possessing firearms [in New York]. They can still get hunting licenses but no one is in charge of making sure they don't get guns. . . .
Of the more than 102,000 hunting licenses issued in our area last year, 221 went to convicted felons.
Eight felons reported deer kills, with five admitting to illegally using a rifle or shotgun, but the real number may never be known.
Check out this video, and tell us what you think. Should felons be allowed to use a rifle or shotgun for hunting? What about a muzzleloader? A Bow?