Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Knew it Would Happen

I'm just suprised it took so long:

Push To Toughen Gun Laws

(MEMPHIS 2/25/2008) City and county leaders gathered in East Memphis Monday night for an anti-crime forum. They want the public to join in their fight next month in Nashville.

Amongst those in the crowd was Alan Jacobs. His son, Ethan Jacobs, was gunned down last year in a drive-by shooting.

"We had to make a decision to take him off life support. I don't wish this on anybody, to watch your son slowly die," said Jacobs."

The forum was held in memory of Jacobs' son. City and county leaders say it's the repeat offenders who pose one of the biggest problems. They're pushing for laws to keep them behind bars longer. They also want to eliminate parole for some first time convicts and enforce stiffer gun laws.

"What we have to do is get legislators across the state to realize, this is a statewide problem, they need to do something about it," said District Attorney Bill Gibbons.

Police Director Larry Godwin says there are more guns on the streets now than ever.

This will be blog fodder for the forseeable future.


Kate said...

I doubt these folks will ever figure out that no 'gun law' is going to save their loved ones. Until you get a society that respects life, the violence will increase.

Rustmeister said...

That's the root of it, for sure.