If any person is stopped by the police and found to have an illegal gun on his person, is there a simple solution other multitudes of finger pointing and “helpful” news opinions?
The Chicago Tribune Opinion article titled: Bail Reform isn’t to blame for Chicago’s Violence. And finger-pointing doesn’t help, contained the following comment”
“People from the top to the bottom in this city need to focus on facts and work together to make a change. Anything less is a waste of time. And a waste of time in Chicago is a waste of lives.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb and method of punishment option, a saying, and my discernment of a simple understood and needed solution in order “to make a change that is not a waste of time and lives.”
Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? (Proverb 20:6)
Will be full of his benevolent intentions, “but a faithful man,” who carries out these promises, “who can find?”
Saying – If things don’t change, they are going to stay the same.
Mark Ringer it is so often the case that the most useful lessons (and, it appears, the hardest) are the simplest. In Yorkshire they say “If things don’t change, they’ll stay as they are.” We know it. So why does it take so long to sink in? (Google)
What’s My Point?
If we discern to understand the above proverb and relate it to the finger-pointing we can either come up with the writer’s other comment in the article: statement “
” I’ll say it for approximately the 12 millionth time: There is no one thing to blame for Chicago’s violence, nor is there one thing anyone can do that will stop the violence. To borrow from Walt Whitman, this problem is large, it contains multitudes. “
My point is to simplify the problem so the finger-pointing “multitudes” can be understood so both a short range and long-range plan is affected to reduce the shootings taking place in Chicago and our Nation.
In My Opinion
Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the Nation and the facts are there is estimated to be 400 million guns in the USA. Congress needs to pass uniform laws to prevent known criminals from buying guns in gun stores and private sources so that when a policeman arrests a person carrying an illegal gun, they will not obtain bail until they are tried in court.
If a bad guy policeman is later found to have planted a gun on a person, he will be arrested without bail, tried if if convicted be subject to a jail term and loss of badge and pension.
If the Court system Is too clogged up, and lawyers need more time to obtain evidence, so be it for the person arrested for carrying an illegal gun.
If a person fears the penalty, he or she will do one of two things, risk breaking the law and if arrested be sorry that he or she chose to risk carrying a gun illegally.
In other words, in the short term, simplify and make everyone aware what will happen to them if they are caught arrested for carrying an illegal gun.
And in the long term, allow parents to obtain school vouchers so they can choose to send their children to be taught their religious values or disciplining and morality which obviously is not being taught to them by gangland peers instead of their parents’ choice.
Is it really wise or foolish to elect finger-pointers who blame each other and then have to continue reading or hearing for another 12 million times in the news and opinions before a simple change solution is made to fear breaking gun laws?
Are the present “benevolent intentions,” of Chicago Prosecutors and legislators in need of change to protect the innocent victims.
Or would it be better if we return to the ancient practice of the penalties for fools used by King Solomon to reduce crime in his Kingdom 3000 years ago as explained in this previous post link?
Read the article and selected previous posts on this issue in the Source Links below.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
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