Convicted felons in the state of Wisconsin cannot own guns, even if they didn’t commit a violent crime.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a Milwaukee man with a felony conviction for not paying his child support should not get special dispensation because his crime was not violent. The court’s 5-2 majority said they are not going to create a ‘hierarchy of felonies.’
Justice Brian Hagedorn disagrees. He wrote that people who are convicted of violent misdemeanors don’t lose their gun right, so why should non-violent felons?