Pubdate: Wed, 18 Feb 2009
Source: Aldergrove Star (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Central Fraser Valley Star Publishing Ltd.
Author: Tim Eymundson



Regarding guns and gang laws, police and prosecutors are not the
problem. I think it is the judges and their soft hearts. So they hand
out light sentences to leave more money in the system for them to draw
on and keep the government bottom-line happy. Prisons are expensive to
build and operate.

Want to save money? Legalize marijuana (the laws do more harm than the
drug) tax it, and double the fight on drugs that kill.

Anyone that commits a crime with a gun gets an additional five years
minimum added to their sentence. Any criminal or gang associate found
with a gun near them gets five years for first offence, 10 years for
second and life for third. When a gun is fired, anyone with gunpowder
residue on them, gets ten years. No excuses. Then these punks will
think twice about carrying a gun or who they hang with.

Laws should protect the people, not make money for lawyers and tie up
court time. You can clean it. Let's hope it is soon, before another
bystander is killed.

Tim Eymundson
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