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Wed May 25, 2022, 07:43 PM

Here's ONE thing that could reduce gun violence and start tomorrow.

Data shows that the VAST majority of gun crime is committed by people with a long RAP sheet.

If you have a history of violence and it's combined with firearms offenses... longer prison sentences.

It's NOT punishment... it's keeping the community safe.

(Oh and re: school shooters... I got nothing.)




https://www.ussc.gov/research/research-reports/recidivism-among-federal-firearms-offenders

Firearms offenders recidivated at a higher rate than non-firearms offenders. Over two-thirds (68.1%) of firearms offenders were rearrested for a new crime during the eight-year follow-up period compared to less than half of non-firearms offenders (46.3%).

A greater percentage of firearms offenders were rearrested for serious crimes than non-firearms offenders. Of the firearms offenders who recidivated, assault was the most serious new charge for 29.0 percent, followed by drug trafficking (13.5%) and public order crimes (12.6%). Of the non-firearms offenders who recidivated, assault was the most common new charge for 21.9 percent, followed by public order crimes (19.4%) and drug trafficking (11.1%).

More at link.



and a local story from Baltimore

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/vicious-cycle-of-repeat-offenders-fueling-crime-in-baltimore-attorney-suggests-solution

According to Baltimore police, of the 105 suspects arrested for homicide last year, 88 of them had a prior arrest--with more than half of those individuals arrested for violent crimes and gun crimes.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2022, 09:17 PM

1. You are not aware of gun enhancements?

If I understand what you are saying--and it's really just a guess, because you haven't quite articulated it in the English--you think we'd go far with enhanced sentences for use of guns in crime. Or that priors should be considered in sentencing.

You're aware, I trust, that this already happens? That priors enhance sentencing?

So what, exactly, is your controversial hot take?

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Response to dpibel (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2022, 09:50 PM

2. Let me help you out, my friend...

The simple FACT that most gun killers have a record kinda' MEANS that they're not in prison when they kill people...

So... doesn't that kinda' suggest that they should be in prison instead of out killing people?

Maybe your gun enhancements don't work?

Just look at the stats... it's pretty obvious.

Let me know if you need more help.

Example: Felon in possession, mandatory 10 year sentence. Maybe 20?

In California it's UP TO 3 years in prison and frequently no prison time or a few months in County jail.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #2)

Wed May 25, 2022, 10:50 PM

3. Oh, my friend, thank you!

Truly. What are you proposing?

That all felons be put away for such a long time?

Life sentences?

You're really not saying what you mean.

Not directly, anyway.

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