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  •  Sad how some stories repeat themselves (3+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber, Old Sailor, Smoh

    The circumstances of #28 are tragically similar to the ones that led to the Seventh Circuit's decision in United States v. Wise, the only thing worse being that the gun in question here turns out to have been stolen rather than just illegally purchased.

    The judge hearing this case would do well to heed the unusually personal words of the district judge in that case:

    If ever a case cried out for the maximum, this is it.   It is rare that you would ever hear me say that the maximum is not enough.   I usually complain that Congress' sentences are too stiff, that mandatory minimums are inappropriate, but this is one set of facts where I think I can make an argument that ten years isn't enough.

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