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Three Hundred Years in Prison?

Posted on | April 20, 2023 | 2 Comments

Earlier this month, two burglars broke into a pawn shop in Macon, Georgia, and stole more than 60 firearms. It did not take long for police to solve the crime. A week later, they executed a search warrant in Cordele — more than 50 miles south of Macon — and recovered about half the stolen guns at the home of 32-year-old Rontavious Jackson. He has been charged with 31 counts of receiving stolen property, 32 counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and 1 count of theft by receiving stolen property. Every time a mass shooting makes national headlines, Joe Biden issues a statement blaming the NRA and Republicans for opposing “commonsense gun safety reforms,” as if these “reforms” would have prevented the incident in question. But murder is already illegal; why would criminals — who, by definition, do not obey laws — be deterred by new gun laws, seeing as how they’re obviously willing to ignore laws against murder? Of course, anyone expecting logic from Democrats is doomed to be disappointed, but why do the media swallow these bogus arguments for new gun-control laws without question, when the basic flaw of such arguments is so obvious?

However many laws you may impose to restrict the sale of firearms, these so-called “reforms” won’t stop criminals from stealing guns. Just think, for example, about Derrick Gathers, who recently shot a state trooper in South Carolina. The trooper made a traffic stop on Gathers, who was driving 20 mph over the speed limit, with no license and no insurance. Did I mention that Gathers is a convicted rapist, who had warrants out for his arrest in Georgia? It may come as a surprise to liberals to discover that criminals who don’t obey traffic laws also don’t obey gun laws. As a convicted felon, Gathers was prohibited from possessing firearms, so how did he get the gun he used to shoot the trooper? We don’t know the details, but I’d be willing to bet the gun was stolen.

Now we return to the case of Rontavious Jackson, who has been charged with 32 counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon, each offense of which under Georgia law carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison. If courts in Georgia are serious about preventing gun violence, they could sentence Jackson to more than 300 years in prison.

Oh, and in case you forgot, there were two burglars involved in this caper, and the criminals got away with more than 60 guns, which means that Rontavious Jackson’s accomplice might be caught with 30 or so guns and, if he is also a convicted felon, the court could also sentence the accomplice to 300 years in prison. If judges were to start handing out maximum sentences for every case of a felon being caught in possession of a firearm, it would go a lot farther toward reducing gun violence than any of the “reforms” Joe Biden keeps babbling about.




2 Responses to “Three Hundred Years in Prison?”

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    April 23rd, 2023 @ 8:23 pm

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    April 24th, 2023 @ 8:41 am

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