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So....... I get to agree with police today.

Proliferation of weapons

The violence was widespread in the nation’s third-largest city from Thursday evening through Sunday midnight, police said. There were 50 separate shooting incidents that left 53 wounded and nine dead, police said.

Many more people were shot in the early hours of Monday, bringing the number of wounded to more than 80 and the body count to 14, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

This includes 5 people shot and killed by police: 4 of these people were reported to have brandished guns at law enforcement in one manner or another.

McCarthy said gangs and repeated criminal offenders cherish their weapons and are more likely to engage in gun battles with police than discard their guns because of lax state and federal laws. McCarthy has repeatedly called for mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes.
I see zero problem with mandatory minimum sentencing for GUN crimes: if we are going to have absolutely draconian mandatory minimums for marijuana possession - which we do - the ultimate in victimless crimes (outside of those harassed, ruined, or killed by cops for the crime of touching mara-ju-wanna) then we can have similar penalties to attempt to stem the tide of actual violence and death.

Would you rather your child found a joint or a loaded gun? Pretty simple, isn't it? It's insanity like these 'lax' gun laws that truly highlight the utter stupidity of marijuana prohibition as well as the absurdity of 'lax gun laws'.

Handguns are made to kill people. Plain and simple: it's why they evolved. I have no problem with people owning them so long as they know how to handle them, which seems to preclude MOST people. Simple "accidents" have tragic consequences, alter and ruin lives.

So, yeah: there clearly needs to be a quantum overhaul of gun possession laws and some stiff penalties for carelessness and negligence, including the temproary or permanent removal of a person's "2nd Amendment Rights".

Bluntly put, if you're going to be a fuck-up with a gun, we should have the right to take your right to own guns away from you and fuck your life all up

 

Originally posted to DFH Local No 420 on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 06:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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