Rights back to non violent felons after 20 years.

Rights back to non violent felons after 20 years.

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Samuel Owens started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

I was stopped, and charged with possession of 2 firearms while being a felon. I got into trouble for B&E and Vandalism when I was just 17 years old, and I'm 42 now. I have a good job, and an awesome family, yet I was taken from my vehicle, and carried to jail after telling an officer who had pulled me for my tag cover being too dark, that I had a 20 gauge shotgun behind my seat. He ran my license, and arrested me for possession of a firearm while being a felon. I was put in jail just like that under an 80000 dollar bond, and it was absolutely horrible. I was treated as if I were an actual murderer it felt like.  I'm not sorry because I had paid for my actions as a teen throughout the course of 20+ years by finding it extremely hard to do anything I actually wanted to do. I tried joining all military branches, and was turned away also. I couldn't even get a CDL to drive a truck. I've carried the weight of my adolescent mistakes for all of my life, and now it's even gotten worse. Noone seems to care, and it's caused tremendous pain and depression my entire life. OK, so what....I had my shotgun behind my truck seat. I'm not a violent person, and I never have been. I just made some childish mistakes that cost me what seems like everything. I could've done so much more with my life if I didn't have that following me. I am 42, and here I am facing serious time because I just cannot understand how its humane to strip me of my rights indefinitely because of what I did before I knew anything about the world. I believe its things like this that truly creates our systems worst enemies. There has to be more detailed punishments, and evaluations of people like myself in hopes of saving future lives from being weighed down by a broken system. I know it hard to see what I'm saying if you havent walked in my shoes, but I've never felt more right about anything else in my life.

 

 

 

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