February 27, 2013

Felonies Are In The Air

So, you want to keep people who "shouldn't have guns" from having them?

Releasing balloons can lead to felony charges. (h/t) Instapundit)

That's a 3rd degree felony, which could lead to a 5 year prison sentence. And as the federal law stands, any crime punishable by more than 1 year federal (or 2 years state, if a misdemeanor) gets you on the "prohibited person" class. You don't have to spend a second in jail or in prison, you just have to be convicted of a crime that could have gotten you over a year (or 2 years if a state misdemeanor) in prison.

Won't you be glad when this flagrant balloon releaser is not able to legally purchase or possess a firearm or ammunition? Now we just need to track down that criminal mastermind Jules Verne...

Might I suggest reading Absolutism 301: Felons? Just so when you hear someone say that background checks are necessary to prevent felons from acquiring firearms you know exactly how asinine that argument is.

Posted by Publicola at February 27, 2013 07:51 AM | TrackBack
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