2nd Amendment and reformed felons‏

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." ? Thomas Jefferson

I, Robert S. Bartosh am writing to you in regards to the right to bear arms by convicted felons.

Sec. 23. RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.

Other Note(s):

A felon has no constitutional right to bear arms; this right is a legislative grant with a view to prevent crime.

The 2nd Amendment is my right as an American Citizen of the United States of America.

Now, this has me the upmost confused between the Federal laws and Texas law. Under federal law, a convicted felon would not be allowed to purchase a firearm. However; under Texas Law, This is addressed in Article 46.04 of the penal Code:

Sec. 46.04. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM. (a) A person who has been convicted of a felony commits an offense if he possesses a firearm: (1) after conviction and before the fifth anniversary of the person's release from confinement following conviction of the felony or the person's release from supervision under community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision, whichever date is later; or (2) after the period described by Subdivision (1), at any location other than the premises at which the person lives.

Texas allows me to have a firearm in my residence but, by federal law, I cannot purchase a gun. If I am to be able to protect myself with a firearm at my residence, how am I supposed to legally purchase that firearm? If I can by Texas laws protect myself in my residence but, I cannot protect myself publicly my 2nd amendment right is being manipulated. I am a convicted felon. I?ve served all stipulations of my sentence for over 10 years. I am a law abiding citizen without any new convictions. I have a home to protect and I am holding a job. I am a U.S.C.G 100 ton captain. If I was in public and a mad man with a gun came along and pointed a gun to my head, I would be dead if he decided to pull the trigger. Texas Penal Code 46.04 states, I cannot take my firearm into the public to protect myself. If I had to feed myself, I cannot go hunting for food. The law states I cannot take the firearm off my property. How can I go to the shooting range to perfect my shooting abilities with the law not allowing me to leave my place of residence with a firearm? With Home Owner?s Association restrictions, I cannot shoot where I live. As a law abiding citizen of Texas and the United States, I would like my full Second Amendment rights to be reinstated.

I would like to thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.

Thank You