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posted: 5/20/2013 4:40 AM

Why no enforcement of existing gun law?

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Why no enforcement of existing gun law?

Whether or not there truly is a right to carry concealed weapons will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court. Whether or not background checks will pass will probably be decided by Congress and then the Supreme Court. What cannot be denied is that there already is a federal law that mandates a minimum five-year sentence for a felon in possession of a weapon.

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So my question is this: How many prosecutions have there been by the federal government for this offense in Illinois? Cook County gun court lets gun offenders off and destroys the weapon. Are we to believe that every gangbanger caught with a weapon in Chicago has a clean background? Why not take these gangbangers and turn them over to the feds if the state is unwilling to put them in prison. The federal government seems to talk big but actions speak louder.

Jim Sather


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