Letters to the Editor

Tough on crime

Re the Feb. 26 editorial, Good riddance to bad law, 10-20-Life: With the recent hue and cry from people outraged by recent neighborhood and school shootings, it’s hypocritical for gun-control advocates to condone the dilution of tough minimum-sentencing guidelines for those who use a firearm to commit a crime.

Other than in clear cases of self-defense, there is no reason to make it easier for gun-wielding offenders to get off with light sentences and plea-bargain agreements. This watering down of the 10-20-Life law suggests that those who are so incensed and vocal about reducing gun crime, are not willing to accept or impose harsh consequences on offenders.

Peter J. Clancy,

Palmetto Bay

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