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DeWine to unveil plans for longer prison sentences for Ohioans convicted of gun crimes

Published: Sun, April 28, 2013 @ 8:12 p.m.

DeWine to unveil plans for longer prison sentences for Ohioans convicted of gun crimes

Staff report


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and state Senator Jim Hughes, R-Columbus, are scheduled to announce legislation today aimed at decreasing violent gun crimes in Ohio. The Violent Career Criminal Act proposes longer prison sentences for certain repeat offenders convicted of a crime involving a firearm. The bill also would change prison terms for some repeat offenders convicted of gun specifications.


1Ytownnative(1035 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

They need a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and add ten each subsequent crime.

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21970mach1(1005 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Sounds like a good idea.

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3Askmeificare(700 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Lets also add to this legislation that judges and attorneys whom plea bargain down the charge(s) or change the charges, be answerable to the federal government, for their reasoning and actions.

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4block50(128 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Those longer prison sentences will cost the taxpayer an additional $40,000 per year per prisoner-minimum. Just so a phony career pol like Dewine can siphon up a few more votes from the knee jerk non-thinkers out there. From the tone of these comments, it's working. We get the government we deserve!

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5JoeFromHubbard(1039 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago


My sentiments exactly. Another government (taxpayer) expense for political gain due to a "me too" response to recent news worthy events.

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6123goz(580 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

You want gun control? My idea is 20 years if you commit a crime with a gun, on top of the time for the crime. 40 years if you fire the gun, life if you hit your target, death if you kill the target. No plea bargain for the gun portion.

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7Laurieljc(63 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

I dont like the idea of taxpayers having to pay so much more to house criminals, but what other options do we have? We would ultimately save money if longer prison terms deter others from committing the same crimes or deters the offender from repeating the crime again. Im not sure what the answers are but we need to do something!

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8123goz(580 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

I have always wondered: why does it cost each additional prisoner x amount? As we add prisoners, the cost per should go down. The prison is there, the guards are there, the lights are on, etc. They could add for food and flushing a toilet, but why doesn't the economy of scale work here?
And what does it cost us to leave this scum to roam the streets? As any thing, you have a choice to make. I choose to put them away.

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9Ytownnative(1035 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

I think its a quote from brubaker "Next time someone commits a take them behind the prison and shoot them"

Ok block what's a feasible workable alterative then ? And don't give the standard get rid of guns comment that is never going to happen.

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10whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

get rid of spoons too, alot of fat lazy s.o.b's running around.

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