Wednesday, March 14, 2007

An End Result of Gun Laws

The anti's keep telling us that we need more gun control laws, that writing more anti gun legislation will somehow keep violent criminals from using a firearm. Massachusetts is one state where the anti's have been very successful in implementing draconian gun control laws. Let's see what happens when a violent career goblin breaks these laws.

From the Berkshire Eagle:

By Nicole Sequino
PITTSFIELD — A 25-year-old Pittsfield man with a violent criminal history admitted in Berkshire Superior Court yesterday that he shot a 25-year-old man outside a local bar in May 2005, and then shot himself in the foot to imply he had been attacked.
Well... you know what my first comment is going to be. All the anti-gun laws in Massachusetts, all the political rhetoric and all the heavy handed restrictions placed upon the supposedly free citizens of Massachusetts did nothing to stop this violent creature from being violent.

At least they got their man. A repeat violent criminal is in custody and the State of Massachusetts has a chance to protect it's citizenry and keep this goblin locked up for a good, long time.

Reggie W. Ellerbee pleaded guilty to single counts of armed assault with intent to murder, being an armed career criminal, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling place.
Holy sheep dip Bat Man. Isn't attempted murder a serious enough offence to get this guy locked up for a good long while? I think both the state and the people would be much better served if we would stop it with all this add on BS to crimes. Prosecutors could focus on the one important charge and juries would not have to deal with all this superfluous garbage. Anyone running for office who swears to vote against all new laws would get my vote.

Back to the subject at hand. This guy is going away forever with all those charges. This is Massachusetts, a gun control mecca.

Judge John A. Agostini sentenced Ellerbee to a total of 10 to 10 1/2 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. He will also remain on five years probation after his release on the condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim or his family.
A repeat violent offender will be back on the streets in just a few short years. Who will be to blame for his next victim? The goblin, the gun, or the justice system?

1 comment:

joshuathesmart said...

Gun laws are absolutly psycho! I cannot believe my ears. Now we have Rudy running for president AS A REPUBLICAN!!! I actually just covered this topic, not near as well as you, on my site.