Marion Barry is angry about being robbed in his southeast Washington, D.C., apartment, but he's not out for revenge against the young men who did it.
The D.C. councilman and former four-term mayor appealed to the robbers to turn lves in, saying he doesn't want them prosecuted. . . .
Barry vowed not to move from his home in the council district he represents. But he said he will push for tougher gun control laws. Last session he offered a bill mandating a 10-year sentence for those caught with a gun. So far, a hearing has not been scheduled, but Barry hopes to see action on it this year.
Two quick points:
(1) Guns are effectively banned in D.C. Have been for the past thirty years.
(2) Marion wants a ten-year mandatory sentence for possessing a gun, presumably in order to further deter possession of firearms in the District, but he doesn't want people who commit robberies using guns to be prosecuted. Hmm. Ponder that on the Tree of Woe!
Posted by Matt Rustler on Jan 04, 2006 at 11:03