Friday, January 18, 2013

Gun Control That Would Work

The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America:
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

There are certain measures being floated out there that the  "Tales" is not adamantly against, like the banning of high capacity magazines and or stronger background checks, "Tales" agrees with Charles can do it, but that it would be meaningless.  It would not have stopped the Sandy Hook senseless tragedy. The gun used in the Sandy Hook shooting was legally obtained [in the tough Connecticut gun control state] and was stolen by the shooter of the mother who legally bought it. Even those saying they want to ban certain types of semi automatic weapons [they call assault weapons] agree that the millions already in the hands of law abiding citizens would not be taken away. They would be grand fathered in the law. There is sadly no measure that can guarantee the ending of the evil that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  But maybe we can take measures that can stop the violence that occurs every day with guns on the streets of many of our major cities...the worst example, Chicago where kids are senselessly being killed by gun violence almost daily [maybe one of the biggest untold stories by the news media, especially with all of the correct concern with kids being killed by guns].  I believe if the following laws were passed by all of the states of the union, gun violence would be lessened.  It relies on the theory-instead of focusing on the gun, focus on the criminal.

Here is gun control that would work:

*For anyone having in possession a gun while found guilty of committing a crime, even if they never use it, they would receive an added penalty of 10 years mandatory to their sentence they receive for committing the crime. Those 10 years could not be shortened by parole.

*For anyone shooting a gun, even if it doesn't hit the victim, they would receive an extra mandatory 20 years added to the sentence without the possibility of parole for those 20 years.

*For anyone shooting a gun and hitting the victim in the commission of a crime [no matter whether the victim lives or what the injuries are] would receive a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
These extra tough sentencing measures would certainly be a deterrent to crimes being committed with guns and just as importantly, for those who would still commit such a crime with a gun would be kept off the streets to commit more crimes with guns for a long time. 
UpdateI just heard [Wed. night] the brilliant Senator Marco Rubio on the Bill O'Reilly show say that his state of Florida has almost these same sentences as Tales has proposed.  But they are even tougher in Florida as they say any crime where a gun is used it results in a mandatory life in prison sentence.

If all of the states adopted Florida's tough sentencing, as brought out by Marco Rubio, that would be a good start in lessening gun violence.


bradley said...

brilliant ideas, i think these all make practical common sense ---- add to this mandatory background checks at gun shows, REQUIREMENT of doctors to report when patients admit plans to kill ( i, as a physician, am required by state law to report all inferences of child abuse even with NO proof!)

Big Mike said...

Great comments bro!!!