As we’ve seen in the past few weeks, the gun lobby has decided that mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes are necessary to keep people in line, to make sure that no one is getting out of line. Now, that doesn’t mean that guns are necessary to have a job, or that the gun lobby is the only group that thinks that.
As it turns out, we all have a responsibility to obey the law. But that doesnt mean that everyone who wants to own a gun should have to be given a gun. Just like everyone who wants to drive a car should get a driver’s license, everyone who wants to buy a gun should be able to buy a gun.
The most common reason that people get locked up is that they’re caught with a gun in their pocket. So the question isn’t whether or not we should have to get a gun, but why we should. Thats because guns are the most efficient way to protect yourself from harm. Sure, some people have guns, but even if you don’t have a gun, you probably have a gun.
In the future, when you get your first gun you may not realise that you cant get a gun. It’s hard to know how you’re going to get it without a gun, but it’s probably because youre not wearing a gun.
I can understand that this might not be the best example of an automatic gun, but gun control is such a sticky issue, that I think it’s important to make it clear that guns are not only the most efficient way to protect yourself from danger, but also the most effective and efficient way to help you when you need to. When you go to jail, theyll give you a gun. When you get in trouble, theyll give you a gun.
In the wake of the mass killing of innocents on the streets of Oregon, gun owners are calling for mandatory minimum sentencing laws that would make it easier to get a gun. I’m not sure what this would do for reducing gun violence—it could reduce the number of guns available, which would be good, and it could increase the number of crimes that people get access to, which would also be good.
If it’s so good, why not just raise the minimum sentences? As a society, we should reduce the amount of guns and the amount of people who can get access to guns. We should give people more responsibility and more power. And we should treat people with respect and dignity rather than make them feel like they’re above the law. If that’s not the case, we should be talking about how to prevent gun violence in the first place.
Mandatory minimum sentences for gun offenders is something that many people have asked me about, and I think it will become a hot topic when I talk about them. But the fact is, we don’t necessarily have to raise the sentences for gun crimes. As a society, it seems that it is a lot easier to get guns than it is to pass laws to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
The reality is that mandatory minimum sentences are only one of the many factors that should be considered when determining the sentencing guidelines. Mandatory minimum sentences are intended to be the least amount of time that a person must serve in a given crime in order to be eligible for parole, but they are also used to set a minimum number of years that a person can serve in prison, and the more years a person is sent to prison, the longer that person can serve.