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Old 03-24-2013, 4:29 PM
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Originally Posted by IVC View Post
He is a "felon in possession" which is a much more serious problem than a paperwork violation.

That's the whole issue with the "background checks to keep felons in check" - the mere possession is already sufficient to get a conviction.

Except DAs won't prosecute bad guys for weapons violations. Prosecutors want the bad guys to go down for the hard stuff like assault, murder, etc. In other words, the prosecutors want the scumbag to go down for what they DID with the gun, not for the gun itself.

So, sometimes they cut deals leaving the gun charges out of the picture in exchange for a guilty plea. Or they leave the gun charges on, but what's a 5 year sentence on a firearm beef when someone's going to prison for Murder or some other capital crime which carries a multi- decade sentence?
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