8: New: OPPOSE: HB 2235, Delegate Lingamfelter, increases the penalties
for using a gun in a crime. This is a “feel good” measure that will not
make anyone any safer and it, yet again, villainizes guns. What this
bill says is that the penalty for a crime should be determined by the
tool the criminal uses. So, if a criminal uses a knife to murder
someone, that’s not a big deal. But if they use a gun to murder the same
person, then we’re really going to go after them! Why don’t we go after
them equally anytime they commit a murder or other violent crime? Dead
is dead and murder is murder, irrespective of the tool the murderer
The others are interesting too, but this one especially caught my eye. What do you think?
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