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IL – Opinion – Overselling the miraculous power of a new Chicago gun law

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES June 11, 2018 – This whole town is so tired of goofs running around with illegal guns. So, at the urging of City Hall, the state Legislature last year passed a law that requires judges to impose longer prison sentences on gun crime offenders. This editorial page supported the law. But in the law’s first four months, a Sun-Times analysis has found, nobody — not a single person convicted of a gun crime — has been hit with a longer sentence under the law.  [full article]

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