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,
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