Among the exceptions to be armed are people who have lost their civil rights due to conviction for criminal activity, persons who are mentally deficient, etc. This makes sense to most people. Convicted criminals have already proven that they lack the moral basis for responsible gun ownership. The mentally deficient probably don't have the ability to properly handle or understand the consequences of the use of firearms.
We understand that these folks, and the rest of society, might be better off if they didn't have unlimited access to guns. Even the most ardent NRA supporter is probably going to go along with limitations for these people. This is the law in the USA. Most people are OK with it.
Estimated 4.2 million Americans could lose firearms
The Obama administration is mulling a plan to disarm Social Security recipients who are unable to manage their own disability payments – a push that would reportedly bring the federal agency in line with laws that keep felons, drug addicts and illegal immigrants from buying and owning weapons.
The Los Angeles Times reported federal laws already ban gun ownership by those who, due to what’s called “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition or disease,” can’t manage their own affairs. And that means many receiving benefits under the Social Security Administration’s programs could be swept into the gun ban, Fox News reported.The reason given for this gun grab is that Obama wants to reduce gun ownership in response to gun violence. That's interesting because I don't recall anybody on social security shooting up Sandy Hook, Fort Bragg or a black church.
We could go after criminals who are here illegally and commit robbery, rape and murder. That might help reduce violent crime. Then again that would be harder than giving them a pardon and a pathway to citizenship.