She’s introducing a bill to prohibit foreign felons from possessing firearms, regardless of whether the foreign country in question has the same due process protections as American Court. Recall that in 2005, in the case of Small vs. US, the Court said that “convicted in any court” did not apply to foreign courts. Just thinking of some famous cases where DiFi’s prohibition would apply:
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, served time in a Soviet gulag for being an enemy of the State.
- Francis Gary Powers. convicted in a Soviet Court and sentenced to hard labor for spying after his U2 was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960.
- Laura Ling and Euna Lee, convicted of spying on North Korea after being kidnapped from China.
He notes that her bill includes an 'exception' that's almost meaningless.