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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(1121 comments)posted 3 years ago

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

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21970mach1(1005 comments)posted 3 years ago

Sounds like a good idea.

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3Askmeificare(1032 comments)posted 3 years 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 3 years 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(1714 comments)posted 3 years 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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6Laurieljc(63 comments)posted 3 years 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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7Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 3 years 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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8whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years ago

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

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