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#1 trix

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:24 PM

Bill toughens penalties on Firearm crimes
http://www.dailytrib...firearms-crimes

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard discusses proposed legislation that would enhance penalties for the possession and/or use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. (Vaughn Gurganian/For the Daily Tribune)

PONTIAC — Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard announced new legislation Thursday targeting criminals who possess or use firearms in the commission of a felony.Bouchard was joined by the bill’s author, state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee. He said possession or use of a firearm in the commission of a felony currently carries a two-year prison sentence in Michigan, a term usually served concurrently with other sentences.

State Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, plans to introduce the bill in the state House.Jones said the bill, which is still being drafted, would require an automatic 10-year consecutive prison sentence for a person who uses a gun during a crime.

The bill would require a prison sentence of 25 years to life if a person is harmed or killed with a gun during the commission of a crime.

Jones, who worked at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department for 31 years, said, “If you bring a gun to your crime, you’re doing hard time.

”Bouchard said, “There’s really not much in terms of punishment or a disincentive to use a firearm in the commission of a felony in our state, in my opinion.”In an apparent reference to the May 13 shooting at Porky’s Bikini Bar that left two dead, Bouchard said the Sheriff’s Office had recently arrested an individual in a Pontiac homicide who had a history of gun crimes. The person “had been in prison for three years, and had used a firearm and had shot another person in the face. They were already back out on the street ... people that are willing to use a weapon often repeat.

”Detroit Police Chief Godbee said, “You have to have a very targeted approach toward the most violent of the violent offenders. The societal cost is tremendous ... a homicide costs about $5 million.

”The Rev. Douglas Jones of Pontiac’s Welcome Missionary Baptist Church told the audience at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office headquarters, “It’s important that we don’t slap people on the wrists anymore.”Jones and clergy members from 11 other Pontiac churches have announced their support of the legislation.


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:35 PM

Yeah lets take and make a form of protection that already has a 2 yr mandatory charge, and make it a 10 -25 year charge.

Do they plan on striping gun rights completely away from Americans?

I know all to well what its like to face a Judge on a gun charge, due to manufacturing Marijuana.. Now they are saying they are gonna make it a 10 year mandatory charge. They say 2 yrs just wasn't enough!!!

We have to fight this!!!!! Just watched those douche bags on the news talking about this, made my stomach turn ugggh.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:07 AM

I don't mean to be a douchebag trix, but can you please post the original link when you post news stories?

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And wow. What horrible laws. Rick Jones,... surprise surprise.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

Its there man on the top of the post.. http://www.dailytrib...xW=620&MaxH=330 <~ that was the link just a image now.. hmm dunno sorrry I will repost the source Sorry I posted the source first thing , now I see it only shows a image.. sorry bout that didn't know it only showed that not the full report.

Plus if you look at the Bottom of this thread, right under reply, you should see a new thing I recently started adding that shows the headline to the story, which will take you to the story down at the bottom of the page.

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EDIT: source; http://www.dailytrib...firearms-crimes

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:27 AM

They're losing their "medical marihuana" prisoners so they wasted no time in finding a new income stream.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:01 AM

”Detroit Police Chief Godbee said, “You have to have a very targeted approach toward the most violent of the violent offenders. The societal cost is tremendous ... a homicide costs about $5 million.


Way to put a price on life. Leave it to an American to value a life in dollars, not love and friendship.

Absurd to suggest that 2 year mandatory minimum sentences are a "Slap on the wrist." I've long been of the opinion that all legislators and cops should have to spend time in a county lockup in another state with fake paperwork that makes them look like a drug dealer or a mugger, so they are treated as roughly as everyone else. THEN they would be qualified to speak about what is really a "slap on the wrist."

People on the outside think of it as oh, a few years, that's not too long, the last 2 years flew by for me! But you were living on the outside, enjoying life. Time flies when you're not stripped of all privacy, friends, family, possessions, freedom, and menaced by the threat of violence.






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