“President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he is shortening prison sentences for 214 federal prisoners,” dailycaller.com reports. “56 of whom have firearms related convictions on their records. The mass commutation is the largest ever issued in a single day U.S. history, the White House said in a press release.” Click here to read the doc, which describes the crimes committed.
The commutations all take effect December 1. On that date, the prison system will release all 214 federal prisoners named. The commutations are almost all related to offenders serving time for drug offenses. Dealing, not using. And some manufacturing, too. Not to mention Sharon Price, convicted of money laundering.
So the President who lobbies for universal gun registration (a.k.a., universal background checks) and an assault weapons ban and constantly decries the “gun violence epidemic” supposedly plaguing this nation is happy to set criminals convicted of firearms offenses free — because “victimless crime.” Felons in possession and all. Serial numbers filed off, too.
The press release offered no explanation for this decision.