Originally Posted by mr. tegu
Ouch. That seems awfully excessive, especially for a first time offender.
Maybe but it would deter some people from knowingly selling guns to people they know can't buy them
When it comes to using a gun some states have already enacted laws that if you use a gun in a crime you get a mandatory sentences. Look at Florida's.
- Mandates a minimum 10 year prison term for certain felonies, or attempted felonies in which the offender possesses a firearm or destructive device
- Mandates a minimum 20 year prison term when the firearm is discharged
- Mandates a minimum 25 years to LIFE if someone is injured or killed
- Mandates a minimum 3 year prison term for possession of a firearm by a felon