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  •  Ignore the federal gun prosecutions stat (6+ / 0-)

    It's pretty meaningless, since it ignores that using a firearm is part of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  Using a gun during a federal crime gets you mandatory years of prison time, even if that's not the crime you're prosecuted for.  If you're not looking at sentencing, and just looking at the name of the crime, you're not getting the whole picture.

    And as the police officer pointed out, it's ridiculous to look at just federal numbers, while ignoring state numbers.  The state criminal justice system is far, far larger than the federal system.

    •  i wasn't really paying attention to session-stats (0+ / 0-)


      # 1 clown, always predictable

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:01:50 AM PST

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