Saturday, June 01, 2024

Democrats want gun control but no gun crime prosecutions

 By Zachary Faria, Washington Examiner, June 1, 2024- One of the many problems with the Democratic Party’s stance on gun control is that Democrats are already loathe to enforce existing gun laws when dealing with criminals.

Last week, an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer in Washington, D.C., was shot, sending him to the hospital. The suspects had been driving erratically, cutting the officer off multiple times before one of them exited the car and shot at the officer through his windshield.

The suspected shooter is Rasheed Thorne, a 21-year-old who had two previous arrests for illegal possession of a firearm. Thorne was arrested in November 2021 and 2022, but U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves declined to prosecute him. Just over a year after his second arrest, he then nearly murdered an MPD officer. link 

Rod's Comment:  The article has other examples of the same lax treatment of people who violate gun laws. I have observed the same thing as reported in this article. Time and time again liberal soft-on-crime D A's refuse to prosecute people for violation of gun laws or release people who use a gun in commission of a crime with no punishment or a slap on the wrist. It seems liberals want to ban guns or impose stricter restrictions on gun ownership, but they oppose enforcing the laws on the books.

The Hunter Biden case is an example of the unseriousness of gun control advocates. Biden purchased a .38-caliber Colt Cobra Special illegally in October 2018. He falsely swore on a federal form that he was not a drug user. After processing the gun for eleven days he deposed of the gun by dumping it in a trash can. Why, I don't know.

If gun control advocates were serious, they would make this a high-profile cause. Gun control advocates would be on the TV News shows talking about how Biden should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  After all, why have rules regarding who may purchase a gun if there is no punishment for violating the rules.

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