Friday, June 17, 2016

Well, that explains a lot

Orlando Shooting -- Gun Control as Left-Wing Identity Politics | National Review:

Do you know what kind of crime illegal possession of a firearm is in the state of Illinois? It is a misdemeanor. A 2014 study conducted by the Chicago Sun-Times found that in most cases, Cook County judges handed down the minimum sentence for gun possession, and in most cases, the criminals ended up serving far less than that, doing only a few months. Those charged with simple possession had an average of four prior arrests; those charged with the more serious crime of being a felon in possession of a firearm had an average of ten previous arrests.

1 comment:

David aka True Blue Sam said...

It's important to know the laws wherever you live. In Illinois, having an uncased or loaded gun in your vehicle is Unlawful Use of Weapons, a felony. Unless you are or have been hunting or are about to go hunting; then it is a conservation offense of having an uncased gun, and you simply pay a fine. It is a darn good idea in Illinois to have a current hunting license in case you have a zipper failure on a rifle case. It happens.