Streak's blog misses Streak, but less sad.
"A prosecutor in Lapeer, Michigan says, 'No harm, no foul,'"There is a perfect example of the so-called gun culture that is a huge problem. If I drive drunk, but don't kill anyone, the cops don't say: “No harm, no foul,” I drive drunk, I get hammered by the law. Anyone who leaves their weapons in a fucking school should get tossed in jail. Do that and maybe people will take firearms a little more seriously.Damn.
I agree that there should be consequences, but I can understand some of where the prosecutor is coming from. This is the first of these stories I have ever heard where the person leaving the gun was NOT a cop. The prosecutor probably doesn't want to set a bad precedent.
Could you explain your reasoning here, Steve? What is this bad precedent that the judge is trying to avoid? Because my instinct, based on my by now fairly well-documented attitude towards guns, is that this person should never be allowed to own, carry, or fire a gun for the rest of his life. I could be talked down to "you should lose your license for some number of years, you no longer get to be anywhere near a school while armed, and you will never again qualify for a concealed carry permit". But "no harm no foul" is not even on my radar. So I agree with Bob that this is a gun culture problem, unless I can be convinced that I am missing some logical connection here.
I can only guess, but if you look at the primary offenders of the "no leaving your gun in a school," you will find they are cops. Google "cop leaves gun in school bathroom." While they likely get a reprimand, they continue to work in the profession. It is possible that most prosecutors have a policy of it prosecuting these types of cases.
Oops, after reading the article a little more closely and reading a few others on the same incident, I noticed that this was just Streak and the author of the article trying to paint instructors in a bad light.This guy was a retired cop that had been working with the Sheriffs Department for 32 years in a variety of positions, including their chief instructor. Thanks for proving my point about cops (and retired cops) being the ones that do this kind of stuff.
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