But you see, it’s the law-abiding gun owners who need to register their guns and never have more than 10 rounds in a magazine … that’s the real problem right? Does Connecticut get it yet?
Gun owners who are good citizens are being blamed for gun violence. The NRA is being blamed. The gun industry is being blamed. Can we stop this bull crap and blame the criminals for once? In Oct. 2003 Jose “Zeke” Lopez was charged with the three felonies and in June 2004 was found guilty. He was sentenced to two years in jail for the sale of a controlled substance and that conviction was suspended. He was given four years in jail for carrying a pistol without a permit, and sentenced to 10 years for attempt to commit assault on a public safety officer, that was suspended after four years.
Assuming he served all four years, he was released in 2008 and probably has been a continued problem child since then but never caught. Maybe he was just about to get his life straightened out? After they found Lopez the night of the shooting…
… police said they found 89 packets that tested positive for heroin and 18 30-mg oxycodone pills.
The Hartford Courant says Lopez is now being held on $1.2 million bail, but on June 25 it looks like he’s only been charged with a violation of probation and held on $200,000 bond so far. I’m certain other charges are pending, but take note the firearm has not been found and there was a beef between the woman who was shot at and Lopez’s sister. The Courant says Lopez was charged with attempted murder, drug charges, weapons charges and reckless endangerment.
Can someone in the legislature please tell us how the legislation passed earlier this year is going to reduce crime and help keep people safe? It’s rare in Connecticut – and every other state – that someone who has a permit and/or can pass a background check is charged with a gun crime.