Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Lee Franklin Booth was convicted of second-degree kidnapping. But, in 2001, he received a pardon from former Governor Jim Hunt. Booth then tried to start a "gun-making business," but was unable to obtain a necessary federal license. It is now reported that a Court of Appeals has ruled that South Carolina's law banning felons from carrying firearms "does not apply to people who have been pardoned of a felony." It is also said that the ruling "provides hope to gun enthusiasts who have lost the right to bear arms because of criminal convictions." See story here.
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