Friday, October 22, 2010

Glenn Cannon Gets 51 Months

I sure hope this guy had a bunch of prior convictions or something. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'd have to join the pro-gun voices who are saying, "What, are you crazy? 51 months for possession of a gun?"

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A Providence man is behind bars after being sentenced on gun charges.
Glenn Cannon has been ordered to serve 51 months in federal prison, followed by three years supervised release.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm.

He was arrested after Providence Police found a gun hidden in a sock, in his car.
What do you think? Does that sound a bit heavy to you, especially when we have daily reports of people doing serious wrong with guns and getting off on misdemeanors?

Please leave a comment.


  1. This would qualify as carrying a concealed weapon.

    Of course, Glenn wasn't charged with that, because that offense is only for otherwise law-abiding gun owners who carry without a permit.

    Here's the rest of the story.

  2. I'm sure the drugs didn't help this convicted felon...don't know the laws of the land there, but on top of being a felon in possession of a weapon, its presence along with another crime (in this case drug possession) usually compounds things.

    But this is a good case to publicize of the laws actually working and being enforced.

    And I'm wondering what "serious wrong with guns and getting off on misdemeanors" you mean...leaving a gun in a bathroom? Not reporting a stolen gun within 3 days when you never even realized it had been taken? Would you rather see someone heavily punished for an oversight or someone else's action than a convicted felon knowingly breaking the law with a gun?

  3. I would like to see all gun offenses punished in a reasonable manner. We'd probably disagree on what that is, but there ya go.

    4 years plus for gun possession is too much, a slap on the wrist for a negligent discharge is too little, just to give you my broad strokes if you didn't already know how I feel.

  4. "4 years plus for gun possession is too much, a slap on the wrist for a negligent discharge is too little,"

    This coming from the person who said, "If you mess up, big or small, with a gun, you forfeit your rights to own them."

    How rich is that?

  5. It's rich all right. Forfeiting your gun rights falls right in between a slap on the wrist and 4 years in prison. Wouldn't you say?