On Mon, 2 Oct 2017 06:19:25 -0700 (PDT), wolfbat359
Post by wolfbat359
Some cities (and states) need tougher gun laws, including
Chicago, for instance:
"By the end of 2015, Chicago's homicide rate would rise to
18.6 per 100,000. By 2016, Chicago had recorded more
homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los
Angeles combined. . . ."
Chicago has been criticized for comparatively light
sentencing guidelines for those found illegally in
possession of a firearm. Most people convicted of illegal
gun possession receive the minimum sentence, one year, a
Chicago Sun-Times analysis found, and serve less than half
of the sentence because of time for good behavior and
pre-trial confinement. The minimum sentence for felons found
in possession of a firearm is 2 years. Those charged with
simple gun possession had an average of four prior arrests.
Those charged with gun possession by a felon had an average
of 10 prior arrests. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unsuccessfully
pushed the Illinois General Assembly for tougher sentencing
guidelines for gun possession. Legislation was opposed by
African American legislators who felt it would unfairly
target blacks . . ."