Having been in LE for many years Iâ€™ve seen the worst of people and Iâ€™ve seen what I believe was the best of people. Iâ€™ve NEVER locked up a CHL holder for any crime, except the rare traffic ticket, which in GA is technically an arrest under the strictest definition of the law but still no one went to jail just a fine. Everyone Iâ€™ve locked up with a weapon on them usually were already breaking the law, meaning that they were in violation of the law just by having the weapon, already a felon, on probation etcâ€¦ And, not all that amazing a good number of the guns we get are stolen, imagine that. Taking away guns is not the answer, even for the criminals, just yesterday we chased down a black male who was using a shovel to smack people down then rob them of their wallet. Shovels now mind you, not a pistol, not a knife but a shovel. People who intend on doing others harm as a way of making a living will always find a weapon. If itâ€™s not a gun it will be a knife, if itâ€™s not a knife it will be a jailhouse homemade shank and if not that it will be another guy wielding a shovel or some other type of common yard tool. Hell, these days we are finding more and more that drugged up, unarmed combat is becoming the norm for the day. Get some decent sized guy on high crack and you have your hands full, they do not respond to pepper spray, infact the last guy we sprayed just wiped it off and kept yelling at me how he was going to fu** us up. It took four of us to subdue him. Crack combined with alcohol tend to produce the most violent types Iâ€™ve seen, but Iâ€™ve yet to deal with anyone on PCP. We deal mainly with black males and the occasional black female and they tend to migrate to crack and cheap crack at that where â€œotherâ€ stuff is used in the baking process besides cocaine and baking soda to increase the amount to be sold. When people mix cocaine and alcohol they are compounding the danger each drug poses and inadvertently forming a complex chemical reaction within their bodies. What happens is that the human liver combines cocaine and alcohol and manufactures a third substance called coca ethylene that strengthens cocaine's euphoric effects, while potentially increasing the risk of sudden death. White males and female tend to use METH and everyone smokes weed. But in the end gun control is not the answer itâ€™s crime control. First just legalize weed, adjust and apply the DUI and public intoxication laws to its use. Do away completely with probation and parole, 100% of the sentence must be served. Build more jails if needed but I guarantee you that once the word hits the street that you are going to rot away in jail if you do the crime the wend result will be less people going to jail because less people will do the crime, because now it is a deterrence and not just a 5 year stint on probation for that burglary charge under the first offender act, then a clean slate so you can do it all over again! Begin hammering the hell out of felony property and violent crimes, make jail very undesirable, and make people think about the idea of going to or returning to jail. Make jail a very harsh punishment and not just a way of life for certain people in our society. Bring back the chain gangs and forced labor. Apply felling felon laws to anyone who endeavors to escape from any jail or correctional facility. Educate the inmates to this fact and tell hem up front you escape and we will kill you, resist any officer while in jail and if you are lucky you will still be conscious and have brain activity when you arrive at the ER. CCW!!! Implement make my days laws, self defense against violent offender laws and educate EVERYONE to the fact that if you threaten, rob or otherwise place someone in mortal fear of life or limb, they will kill your @$$ and the courts will give them an attaboy for it. Make it a felony to run from the police for ANY underlying crime you may have committed. Drive w/o a license and run from the police, you run the risk of them using deadly force against you to end the chase. One or two of your homeboys or cousinâ€™s run for stupid stuff and end up dead and the word will spread fast and that crap will stop. Implement mandatory sentences for certain crimes such as death for murder, bank robbery, aggravated kidnapping and forcible felony rape. Life in prison for such aggravated crimes as armed robbery involving a weapon and carjacking involving a weapon. Start slamming people for 25 years each time they burglarize your home and make them serve every last day, hour and minute of the sentence. Second offence and you go away for 50 years and a guaranteed state paid funeral. Itâ€™s not that hard to imagine that after several years of this type of law enforcement and justice that most criminals would definitely find another line of work die in the commission of a crime or just kick the bucket in jail, now just what type of effect it would have overall on the fabric of society as a whole could be debated, it may create a larger class of people on welfare, if so screwâ€™em 5 years and thatâ€™s it, no more free government stuff, find work or die I donâ€™t care which. The answer is clear but no one has the balls to suggest it because certain elements on our society would immediately cry racism backing up their claim with statistics we already have that most crime is committed by certain people not all people as they would want you to believe. Oh yeah jail the ACLU and abolish affirmative action in all itâ€™s forms.