All ex-cons?? Regardless of their original crime? So if Joe Violent gets out after 20 years, we allow him to own a gun under these rules? What could possibly go wrong? He has already shown a contempt for rules and the law and/or the inability to control his actions.
How did our country even survive its first 200 years, before the Gun Control Act of 1968? Do you think maybe ex-cons with guns might be a problem invented by the government?