Travis Pike writes:
“Dontray Mills, 24, purchased a total of 27 firearms, mostly handguns, between December 2012 and April 2014 and pleaded guilty to one of the charges on April 22, 2014, after an ATF dealnvestigation,” jsonline.com reports. “As a result of the conviction, Mills will never again be able to buy firearms legally.” Result? Yes and no. “In giving probation with no jail time to a Milwaukee man charged with 55 counts of buying firearms with fake identification and dealing them without a license, a federal judge delivered a message: ‘People kill people,’ U.S. District Rudolph Randa [above] said, echoing a common gun rights slogan. ‘Guns don’t kill people.'” Hang on . . .
While I can certainly agree people kill people, and in a perfect free world firearms could be sold without the government’s permission. That’s not my point here. My point here is why isn’t this guy being run up the flagpole by the Anti gun establishment? The anti guns call for new laws constantly, but have no opinion on a case like this?
Do any of them honestly believe that this guy would have had his clientele do background checks if it was required by law? Or that any UBC law would have stopped him?
Randa said he had seen plenty of people facing similar charges who bought firearms for friends and then took no responsibility for their actions. Mills, he said, has accepted responsibility.
Well ain’t that swell. People who buy one firearm for a friend or family member are criminals, but they didn’t responsibility, but this guy did it 27 times, and used a forged ID, but thankfully he cried at the trial.
Still, where are the calls from Bloomberg front organizations calling for this man’s head? What am I missing here? Is the NRA really the bogey man they should be focusing on, or is it guys like this? He received probation on a count that carries a 5 year sentence, and 55 counts and 27 weapons. That shouldn’t add up to probation. Why isn’t the Shannon calling all 11 member of Moms Demand action to protest this?
But Mills, Randa said, did not come across as a typical defendant because of his good behavior since the charges and his life ambitions, which include becoming a rap musician. While on bail, Mills twice traveled to Los Angeles to work on a film and to pursue his musical aspirations.
What? A guy wanting to become part of a genre of music that has a long history of glorifying crime, and criminals within it’s wake is a good ambition for a criminal? Not only that, but as far as realism and success in the entertainment industry is very slim, and the court jester doesn’t offer much in the way of contributing to society.
As a result of the conviction, Mills will never again be able to buy firearms legally.
You mean until he finds someone like him who will do so. A background check wouldn’t have stopped this guy, he filled out at least 27 4473s so he knew what he was doing was already a crime. But one more law would have stopped him right?
I don’t agree with everything the NRA says and does, but if you wanted to combat gun violence, like really combat gun violence, you wouldn’t go after them. You’d go after guys like this, hold the Justice Department accountable, run this guy up a flag pool. But as we all know it’s not about the guns, it’s about the control.