Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pennsylvania Gun Laws Too Soft

Here's an example:

Justin McGlynn, 24, and Edward McGlynn, 21, both of Bushkill, were arrested after police pulled their truck over near the intersection of Smith and East Brown streets.

Police initially pulled the truck over because the driver backed up in the middle of the road to talk to a group of people walking on the sidewalk.

During the traffic stop, one of the pedestrians told police that one of the men in the truck had brandished a handgun in front of the group.

Police searched the truck and found a Glock .45-caliber pistol in the glove compartment.

Both men were charged with reckless endangerment, simple assault, criminal conspiracy and disorderly conduct.
Legitimate gun owners should be screaming for stricter measures in cases like this. These young men do not sound representative of the legitimate gun-owning public, so why protect them with patty-cake laws like these?

I've already presented a solution for this kind of thing, but I didn't hear much support among the gun crowd. Why? You have more at stake than anyone else. Even if you call brandishing a gun a non-violent crime, it should be a felony and it should mark the offender as one unfit to own firearms.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Why have a stricter law when the superlawyers would plea bargain them down below these charges anyway.

    You might want to think about fixing the screwed up legal system before you give them more laws to play with.

  2. No question, the legal system is screwed up.