I’m constantly kvetching about the revolving door justice system that allows vicious criminals to roam city streets in Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles and other crime-ridden urban enclaves. So you might think that a mandatory minimum one-year jail sentence for anyone caught illegally possessing a gun would be a good idea. Charm City’s mainstream media (video below) certainly seems on board. But . . .
What about people with no criminal record caught possessing a gun “illegally” (see: U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment), presumably for self-defense? Or criminals who aren’t doing anything criminal who also possess a gun for self-defense?
Isn’t this mandatory minimum one-year jail sentence just another form of gun control that discourages otherwise law-abiding Americans from exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? Or do I have this wrong?