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Probation for unlawful use of a firearm...In Chicago!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by joeschmoe, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    This is used as an example of why they want to out law my guns, mags and ammo?:banghead::banghead: This is why Chicago had over 500 murders last year. Why was he on the street? I'm guessing the gun was stolen, minor in possesion of a firearm, illegal carry without a permit, and threatening someone with a gun. But he plead down to unlawful use...

    Chicago (CNN) -- The teenager who police say shot and killed Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton was on probation for unlawful use of a firearm, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday night.
    Her slaying -- the 42nd in the city this year -- also highlighted the problem of gun violence in Chicago. More than 500 people were fatally shot in 2012

  2. Romeo 33 Delta

    Romeo 33 Delta Well-Known Member

    ... and I heard the guy on the news complaining that "if they had the new laws on the books that the State of Illinois wants .... blah, blah, blah. My question ... is it really NOT a felony in Illinois for a someone under 21 to be in possession of a firearm? What about the FEDERAL rap as a "prohibited person ... should be good for TEN YEARS!!!!! ... apparently it's another case of "we just can't prosecute everybody that breaks the law"!

    I'm so mad I could spit bullets! As was said ... and they want to take MY GUNS?
  3. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member

    gun control isn't about the guns.. it's about the CONTROL!
  4. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    Philly has the same problem. With an average of a murder per day, most gun crimes get probation. Most!? Even when they are caught committing a second gun crime while on probation for a previous gun crime. They still get probation!

    Minors with guns = Probation
    Stolen gun = Probation
    Felon in possession of gun = Probation
    Repeat gun offense = Probation
    Use a gun to commit a crime = Probation
    Combination of above = Probation

    Gee... how do we reduce the pile of 500 bodies per year? Probation and more laws for lawful gun owners?
  5. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    Why don't the big cities just ban outlaws. No outlaws, no crime. That ought to work, right?
  6. jbrown50

    jbrown50 Well-Known Member

    The question should be asked: "Why is it that these urban governments absolutely refuse to take these obviously dangerous repeat offenders off the streets?"

    These young men are murderers and gang members but they get the majority of their money by being drug runners and street dealers. That should tell you something about how widespread corruption is in these governments.
  7. StrutStopper

    StrutStopper Well-Known Member

    Don't start spitting bullets! Diane Feinstein may try to ban your high capacity mouth...
  8. Alfonse99

    Alfonse99 Member

    State of Union mention

    The article in the link mentions that the girl's parents are in DC to attend the State of the Union. Don't have to watch that speech to know what to expect. They probably don't even realize they are props for the speech.
  9. izhevsk

    izhevsk Well-Known Member

    I don't have a whole lot of faith in the justice system to get much right. Not really surprising.
  10. SleazyRider

    SleazyRider Well-Known Member

    As long as there are guns to blame, it seems that nobody will look beyond "guns" to get to the root of the problem. So we are at an impasse you might say.
  11. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Okay, who brought up the pot issue? I don't care that you use, and I don't see where "most of us do."
    I thought we were talking guns..
  12. PedalBiker

    PedalBiker Well-Known Member

    The OP was talking about probation for a gun crime.

    Full prisons = probation for more serious crimes than would otherwise be desirable. No?

    At some point you need a way to set priorities and apparently some folks are tired of paying out the nose to incarcerate pot heads.

    If every new law has a 99% compliance rate we could still fill up the prisons pretty quickly with a bunch of new laws.
  13. Deer_Freak

    Deer_Freak Member.

    Here in NC crime is not nearly as bad as other areas of the country. Yet, the county jails are expanding to hold state and federal prisoners until there is room in the penitentiary for them. The largest source of revenue other than property taxes for many NC counties comes from housing prisoners.
  14. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    In NC and a lot of other states, over half of the prison admissions were probation revocations. NC's Justice Reinvestment Act makes it very hard to put someone in prison now in an attempt to save money on corrections. Texas and Kansas did it before NC. Also, misdemeanor offenses are now no longer supposed to go to the state prison system. They are to be held in county jails and paid for by the state.

    Sad thing is states can't afford to house all the offenders so stuff gets plead down and they get probation, or a split sentence.

    This idea is gaining popularity because it saves money. Places like Chicago or NY that have massive amounts of arrests and offenders can't lock everyone up. Even serious crimes get pled down and get probation.
  15. wriggly

    wriggly Well-Known Member

  16. hueytaxi

    hueytaxi Well-Known Member

    And he did. As predicted he even mentioned Hadiya; who was killed by a gang member out on probation from 2012 for a gun violation. Let's enforce before force.
  17. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Yes, we are. And that, in a thread about gun crimes, was all that was necessary. To go off on a tangent about how "most of us" support keeping all them locked up, and the Bush reference, was outside the scope of the thread, unwarranted, and beneath the mission of THR.
  18. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    Why federal? This is a state issue. Illinois/Chicago has a significant murder problem. What could possibly be a higher priortiy?
  19. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Well-Known Member

    Getting re-elected and making money while sounding like you're actually doing something useful, of course.

    6 months prison time if your firearm is stolen and you don't report it? How many gang-banging ner-do-wells are going to follow THAT law? Or care about any carnage they wreak on the innocent?
  20. Yarddog

    Yarddog Well-Known Member

    I also could'nt agree moore ; ) I Forogt My quote


    The article in the link mentions that the girl's parents are in DC to attend the State of the Union. Don't have to watch that speech to know what to expect. They probably don't even realize they are props for the speech.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013

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