Personally, I do not see why if someone does something stupid, pays their dues they should have all their rights stripped away. As long as that person is not a "reformed" violent offender, they should do their time and the be allowed to get on with their lives. Here is Arizona, if your rights were taken away due to a criminal act, as long as no one was hurt, in 10 years you can petition for restoration. If you kept out of trouble, again did not hurt anyone, you will usually get everything re-instated. I never understood how some kid could go out on prom night get a feloney DUI or pinched for pot possession and then never be allowed to vote or own a hunting rifle ever again.