Ohio Is Using Actual Law To Go After Actual Criminals With Illegal Firearms

See, on one hand, you have Vox pimping yet again an article of the Australian solution, which is banning and forced confiscation, but, remember, no one wants to take away your guns

Then we have this from the Biz Pac Review

Pay attention, Chicago. Ohio blows up gun control narrative – laws not new, just need enforcement

The latest number of gun and violent crime indictments in Ohio just threw cold water on the liberal narrative about gun control.

On Friday, the Department of Justice announced 13 new gun-related indictments in the state, making for an increase of about 60 percent over the previous two fiscal years, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Liberal media outlets are not likely to focus on the news of gun control that works – the kind that takes firearms out of the hands of criminals and uses the law to punish them.

The Ohio indictments covered crimes ranging from falsifying information on a background check, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon to possessing a firearm in a drug crime, laws that aren’t new but just needed to be enforced.

The latest indictments and the increased number of gun-related prosecutions are aimed at keeping dangerous criminals off the streets according to Justin Herdman, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. The defendants have long criminal histories with many violations including drug trafficking, robbery, felony assault and assault on a police officer.

“These defendants include those with a long history of violent crime, as well as defendants who have illegally obtained guns for criminals to use in violent crime like carjackings,” Herdman said in a statement. “As part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, we will continue to work with local police and federal law enforcement to target the most dangerous offenders and make our community safer.”

There was a big focus on going after actual criminals, in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and people who should not have firearms, and it is working. Rather than going after the rights of law abiding citizens by passing more “common sense gun control” laws, the existing laws were used in the manner in which they were designated.

Meanwhile, in cities which tout gun-control laws like Chicago, the criminals seem to have the upper hand. More than 1,000 extra police officers patrolled Chicago’s neighborhoods over the Memorial Day weekend but there were still eight people killed and 32 others wounded by gunfire, according to WLS-TV.

As BPR points out, most all the cities on the Forbes most dangerous list have Democrat mayors. To take that further, most of them have a majority of Democrats sitting on their legislative chambers, if not full control. Chicago, and places like NJ, can whine all they want about guns coming in from the outside, but they aren’t really trying to do anything about the criminals who use the guns, just interfering with the Rights of law abiding citizens.

BTW, this Tweet featured at a Hill article about youths marching in orange is a hoot

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