The problem with gun violence is the emphasis on ownership, instead of use.
Felony gun misuse is a problem because our jails are full of candy criminals. Dope offenders that need treatment, not jail.
As I’ve said before, in the case of gun violence, for the first offense, neuter the perp.
I’m not going to suggest that I have the cure for our wacked out justice system, but I do know that armed violence is repugnant. Terrible. Devistating, and worse when it’s a school shooting.
So, let the punishment be repugnant and horrible.
When a firearm is used in the commission of a crime, the covicted felon would best be neutered for the first offense. We don’t want to deny said offender possible rehabilitation, but we don’t want to let that freak breed. Let’s keep that shit out of the gene pool.
The inablers need harsh consequenses as well. “My kid took my gun” ain’t good enough.
Oh, and here in the city, police ought to take these gangbangers and teach ’em to shoot. The rash of unintended victims is appalling. Teach ’em to hit only the person they’re shooting at and there will be a dramatic decrease in shooting injuries and deaths.
I’ve heard of equal justice for all, and yet once again, White Collar Weisselberg is handled with kid gloves and goes scot-free, for now, with little inconvenience.
Where in the constitution does it state that people with white collars shall be treated with kid gloves rather than as criminals?
In Chicago, I like the Wrigley building-even though he leaned to the right. I like the Tribune tower even though the newspaper leans right. I like the Hancock building unaware of John’s politics.
Every time I look North from Clark and Lake…..and see the Trump building with it’s big sign, it’s like getting kicked in the stomach
I don’t know if a campaign to remove it would succeed, but I would jump on board if enough folks felt as I do.
Tyrone Hussein ‘the Dreamer’ Nguyen
Gun legislation has become a pathetic political football kicked around this way and that with no common sense being applied to the issue.
It’s really quite simple. If a firearm is used in the commission of a crime put the criminal in jail, for a long, long time.
Set the potheads free and make room for the real violent criminals, and then put them in jail for a long, long time.
The vast majority of gun owners are responsible. It’s only the miniscule minority that picks up a gun and uses it in the commission of a crime. Those few should be treated harshly. That’s all there is to it. Leave the gun owners alone, put the violators away. Increase the sentence, not the number of laws.
Quit playing games with gun laws.
Enough off this “professional courtesy”. When any of us is sentenced to jail, we go to jail. Oh, but if you have alot of money and important friends you can “la de da” walk around free with your white collar and power tie, sometimes for weeks on end. Well, not THAT justice for all. Of course not. One must get ones affairs in order. I for one don’t want to see that anymore unless we can all get some.