Monday, January 07, 2008
California’s Gun Crime Problems Amid Crazy Gun Laws
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, Tia Fisher exemplifies why gun laws hurt rather than help public safety. Convicted felon, Curtis Harris, 34 could not possess a weapon because of state and federal gun laws that even the National rifle Association support. Nobody wants convicted criminals running around with guns except maybe Judge Fisher.
You see this felon Curtis Harris was not a model citizen or husband. He had used duct tape, handcuffs and a stun gun to kidnap his wife, Monica Harris, 37. This miscreant had a previous felony conviction and later reoffended in two incidents in which he kidnapped his wife over a three-day time span in November.
Harris’s lawyer worked out a deal for him to plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was waiting for his sentencing to a new 16 month prison term. Harris waited not in jail but out on the street without any bail requirement, courtesy of Judge Fisher.
Curtis Harris was free to do what was next. Curtis Harris soon contacted his estranged wife in violation of a court order and shortly returned killing her and then himself.
California is a place where law-abiding folks have few gun rights while violent criminals are set free to arm themselves and stalk their prey. Again, as usual gun laws worked only to aid criminals.