Originally Posted by Preacher
I think 2 years for that is ignorant. It is all about anti-gun laws.
Well, that and mandatory minimum sentences. Not that those are usually a good idea either.
Is two years too much for this case? I don't know the answer to that. It's harsh, that's for sure. But if it was some dickhead gang member or drug dealer carrying around a gun in public and being careless about it, or more likely using it to send a threatening message, I don't think I'd want a 30-day catch-and-release. That's who the law was really written for.
Which goes back to the point that mandatory minimum sentences are dumb because they don't let the judge ... you know ... JUDGE
the case. Burress was an idiot and he should've gotten punished for this. But this case is obviously at a different end of the spectrum from the intended recipients of the mandatory sentence. One-size-fits-all justice usually results in an extreme verdict one way or the other.