From the Citizen-Times:
_Felons who think their criminal past shouldn't keep them from having the right to hunt are getting some attention in the state's and nation's capitals.
_A Western North Carolina business owner told state Rep. Phil Haire his convictions for breaking-and-entering and larceny, stemming from a decades-old theft of copper wire, keep him from hunting.
_"Some folks make a mistake, and some folks get convicted of felonies, but you know, they can never outlive it as far as being able to own a firearm," said Haire, a Sylva Democrat.
The owner's plight prompted Haire to push for allowing nonviolent felons with a 20-year clean record to hunt with shotguns and rifles.
Make sense to you?