But I still believe that convicted FELONS should have their civil rights limited because of THEIR actions
True, but where is the mention on this thread of the philosophy that the punishment should fit the crime? The eighth amendment entitles us to protection from "cruel and unusual punishments." IMO if the felony had nothing to do with weapons or hunting then the punishment shouldn't either.

And for those of you who think you are living clean, you should read this book. I trust the government to manage the justice system as well as they have done managing the financial system, immigration and entitlements.