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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Default PG County considering a "gun offenders" registry

Plagued by gun crime, Pr. George’s considers making offenders register - The Washington Post

These liberal idiots are unfit for office. Here's an idea for reducing gun crime: throw any murderer into prison for life, attempted murder for 50 years, and so on and so forth. Get the pieces of **** off the street and eventually you won't have any more pieces of **** on the street.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: The world
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In the meantime, it is up to us to provide self esteem and other services for these pieces of ****. That's why I like living on the other side of the River in Virginia, where we and Texas compete to keep the seat on Ole Sparky warm for such scum.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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Yet another way this county (and state for that matter) has found to squander away more of our tax dollars. I read the article and still fail to understand what sort of positive impact this registry will have on overall gun crime. Unless I’m mistaken convicted felons aren’t supposed to be in possession of a firearm in the first place. I would imagine that having their name on some registry isn’t going to be much of a deterrent. Especially since most criminals do not obtain their guns legally anyway. You know why I don’t commit armed robbery? It’s mainly because I don’t want to spend time in prison. If prison doesn’t deter these guys, what is a registry going to do?

Nowhere in the article did I see the part where it said this registry was responsible for reducing the number of gun related homicides in the municipalities where it is being used. Instead we’re fed statistics like In the District, which launched its registry in December 2009, only nine of the 1,148 offenders have been arrested again on gun counts, although others may have been accused of different of­fenses”. Or statements like, “In Baltimore, which began its registry in 2008, fewer than 5 percent of the 1,669 gun offenders whose names have been on the registry have been arrested on new gun charges, and just 25 percent have been arrested on any new charges”. The fact that the article does not report any statistic in which the overall gun related homicide numbers in these cities were drastically reduced should clue folks in that this registry probably won’t amount to much.

I wish these politicians would realize that these criminals DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR LAWS! That’s what makes them criminals (especially the violent gun-toting variety). If criminals don’t care about laws, why continue to draft more laws? I would rather see the authorities enforce the gun laws that are already on the books. And while we’re at it, let’s also try mixing in some harsher penalties.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I've often wondered why we don't have murderer registries of all things.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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I read the article and still fail to understand what sort of positive impact this registry will have on overall gun crime.
Do they think shaming criminals really makes a difference? They're criminals. They don't care.

The only thing I can see this doing is messing up the lives of people who are arrested on BS gun charges, like stopping to get gas going from the range to their house.

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Unless I’m mistaken convicted felons aren’t supposed to be in possession of a firearm in the first place.
You're not mistaken.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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My two cents on how to positively change crime rates:

1. Teach parents how to raise their children -
2. Let law abiding citizens who wish to, take a yearly gun safety course, and allow them to carry
3. Stop sticking criminals back on the streets, if you don't have room in the jails, figure something else out! House arrest maybe... zap them if they leave haha.
4. Oh and for us to stop dragging standards through the mud... the modern vibe that everyone is good, everything is okay, and no societal standards isn't helping at all... and neither is criticizing the individuals who do want to raise their kids right... who do want the right to carry... who do hold themselves, and their families to higher standards and holds them accountable.

I could probably go on... but I won't.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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“Schemes like this are basically a burden on taxpayers, and in the end they achieve nothing,”
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Unread 05-30-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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I wonder under what authority PG County can do this.

The state preempts all laws regarding firearms away from the counties and there is definitely no state law that authorizes this.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge
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My two cents on how to positively change crime rates:

1. Teach parents how to raise their children -
2. Let law abiding citizens who wish to, take a yearly gun safety course, and allow them to carry
3. Stop sticking criminals back on the streets, if you don't have room in the jails, figure something else out! House arrest maybe... zap them if they leave haha.
4. Oh and for us to stop dragging standards through the mud... the modern vibe that everyone is good, everything is okay, and no societal standards isn't helping at all... and neither is criticizing the individuals who do want to raise their kids right... who do want the right to carry... who do hold themselves, and their families to higher standards and holds them accountable.

I could probably go on... but I won't.
Unfortunately that would require people actually wanting to be parents.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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Unfortunately that would require people actually wanting to be parents.
Well at least I'm not completely alone in this world... ;-)
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