Felons should not have their gun rights revoked. In fact, I don’t believe they can have their gun rights revoked. Like free speech, the right to armed self-defense is a natural right; it exists with or without government regulation. Don’t get me wrong: I’m OK with laws that punish the misuse of a natural right. It’s perfectly acceptable for the government to make it a crime to murder someone with a gun. Or a knife. Or a car. Or a pencil. But it’s not OK to give the government the power to cancel a natural right. It accomplishes little in terms of public safety and a lot in terms of increasing government tyranny. The question is, should The People of the Gun shut up about this and other contentious issues (e.g., eliminating background checks) so as not to “scare the horses” or should we counterattack now, while we still can?