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‘Felon in Possession’ Charges Prove Gun Control Laws Have Failed

Recent cases involving armed felons provide ample evidence of gun control failure.

Two cases that have already been decided, and a third case that has just been filed, provide ample evidence that the gun control movement has possibly hoodwinked the nation into believing that ratcheting down on the rights of law-abiding citizens will reduce violent crime and keep guns out of the wrong hands.

Traditionally, the gun prohibition lobby has advocated for each additional restriction as a crime-fighting tool and a means to prevent criminals from getting guns. Retrospectively, none of these anti-rights measures has prevented mass tragedies or individual violent crimes.

In Great Falls, Mont., according to KBZK News, a man identified as Jeremy John Walston will spend the next 21 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegal possession of firearms by a convicted felon. He admitted this in court in November.

According to the published report, Walston had three guns “within one month of being on state probation for a felony conviction.” They were identified as “a Kel Tec pump-action shotgun, a Smith and Wesson semi-automatic rifle, and a Springfield Armory semiautomatic pistol.” He also acknowledged selling another rifle prior to his arrest.

Then comes news from Kansas City, Mo., where a man identified as Jason Ruben Breedlove entered a guilty plea last Monday to “one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.”

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Breedlove was arrested “after he drove two victims of an accidental shooting to the hospital emergency room” after the Feb. 5, 2018 incident. He simply dropped them off at the hospital and drove away, but sheriffs’ deputies arrested him later in the day.

That’s when lawmen searched the residence where the shooting occurred and discovered 25 grams of methamphetamine belonging to Breedlove, and a loaded Smith & Wesson .40-caliber pistol. This was the gun involved in the negligent discharge that sent the two people to the hospital.

Deputies searched Breedlove’s vehicle and discovered a Savage rifle and ammunition. The gun had been reported stolen, which means Breedlove had definitely not gone through a background check.

Breedlove will be spending at least 10 years in federal prison, and maybe more.

Meanwhile, out in Seattle, the suspect in a felony assault case involving a handgun was released on personal recognizance even though he was also found in possession of cocaine, amphetamines and “suspected” marijuana. The alleged assault occurred only three days after this guy was released from federal prison, according to the King County Prosecutor’s office.

In addition to the illegal drugs, police also found two handguns, a 9mm and .45 ACP, both semi-autos. The suspect could not possibly have gotten them legally.

Prosecutors had asked for $100,000 bail, but he was released, despite a lengthy criminal record.

Gun control laws were supposed to have prevented all of these people from being armed. The laws didn’t work, and since these cases happened in three different states, it is obvious the ineffectiveness of gun control laws is a national problem that will not be solved by passing more gun control laws.

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