This could also be titled “Easy blogfodder for when you’re unable to come up with better.”
I’ve had a lot of blog posts about felons reoffending, sometimes in spectacular and grisly ways. The “label” is “Felons Behaving Badly.” The basic point is that, generally speaking, if a person murders another, they usually have a prior criminal record. This contrasts with the average CHP holder who has no record at all, plus almost never commit a crime. Of course the gun-grabbers want to pretend that the average CHP holder is just a twitch of the finger away from mass murder.
You may have noticed that almost all of my “Felons Behaving Badly” are North Carolina stories. This makes sense for three reasons. Firstly, this is a North Carolina blog. Secondly, I only know how to look up criminal records for North Carolina residents. (well, I know how for PA, but I don’t live there any more) The third reason is because North Carolina supplies me with a plethora of felons without having to look outside the state at all.
Here’s where you come in. Look up the websites of all your state’s TV news stations and larger newspapers. Read the crime news. Take all the names in each story, both victim, suspect, and witnesses, and plug them into you state’s public criminal records website. Then report the ones that pop. What you will find is that the nastier the crime, the more likely that your suspect and victim are previous guests at the State’s fine establishments for the correction of wayward citizens.
The Left, the Media, and the gun-grabbers (but I repeat myself) want to pretend that there isn’t a dimes worth of difference between violent criminals and concealed carriers. They repeatedly tell stories about violent criminals in order to try to disarm you and me. Strike back by publicizing those many, many criminals who are still running around terrorizing the public instead of having paid their debt to society and reformed their ways like we are told.
The big danger is that you will start to read the criminal records and realize that so many criminals are convicted of big crimes and sentenced to very little jail time. It’s frustrating to see how few people get serious sentences until they actually murder someone. You start to wonder if the system is set up that way on purpose. They leave the criminals out on the street to terrorize us, and then they attempt to disarm us in order to make us more dependent upon the State for protection. We give up more and more civil liberties in order to “give the police the power to fight crime.” I know, that’s crazy talk. But look at it this way. The criminals are happy because they are free to do what they want. The government is happy with increased power. We aren’t.
Well, two out of three ain’t bad.