Honest, I don’t read Joan Peterson’s blog. She blocked me during the Great CSGV Reasoned Discourse™ Event of 2011, so even if I wanted to, I can’t follow her on Twitter. Faitmaker, however, caught her admitting the truth on Twitter. She retweeted ShotinOhio who linked to this article
Forty-four percent of the known suspects in last year’s homicides in Columbus had been arrested previously on weapons charges.
She retweeted this after all the times she stuck her fingers in her ears and ignored me when I told her that people who murder others are rarely new to crime. So here’s some proof for her, but she won’t acknowledge it. We have crooks who murder. Rather than focus on the gun, we need to focus on getting them off the street quicker and for longer times.
The article goes on at length about how terrible it is that carrying a concealed firearm is not a felony.
Police know they can never get rid of all the guns, so Columbus officers have turned their attention to getting the gun offenders off the streets.
One problem, they say, is that carrying a concealed weapon, or CCW, is a misdemeanor unless the person previously has been convicted of CCW or any violent offense. Then the charge ramps up to a fourth-degree felony, punishable by six to 18 months in prison.
Since possession of a gun after committing a felony is a federal offense, what are they complaining about? Just indict the criminal federally, and send them to 5 years a long way away in the federal prison system.
But that’s too easy.