Omaha Red Sox wrote:In theory, I'm all for this. These people are less than human in my eyes so I wouldn't have an issue with stripping them of every right we possibly can. However, and this goes for the laws that prohibit them from being miles away from schools, parks, daycares, libraries, etc., anywhere a kid might be, you take away all these things and what will they do? They'll go underground. And then you've lost all control. The number of unregistered offenders goes up. I'm not saying there shouldn't be restrictions, there definitely should be, but I don't think we're preventing these offenses as much as we think we are by taking liberties away all the time. We have to remember, just like with gun laws, these people do not respect the law, therefore, they will break the law. To expect otherwise is naive and dangerous.
Just make sure I understand, your not saying sex offenders are just like people who have guns (Legally) are you?
Haha, how did you get that out of what I wrote?
I'm saying criminals, people who have, or have a tendency to break the law are going to do just that. In other words, in scenario one, if you tell everyone to hand in their guns, you have the law abiding citizens doing so and the ones who don't respect the laws keeping their guns. In scenario two, you ask these criminals to obey the law, but, really, are they going to do that for you? What incentive do they have to all of a sudden get straight when you're taking away every opportunity they have at even a semblence of freedom. Again, I'm only suggesting this because these people would likely just disobey the law, go underground, and become more dangerous.
As a gun owner, not a sex offender, no, I'm not comparing the two.