Enquirer: More jail time for gun crimes

Criminals could spend an average of six times longer behind bars if convicted of gun-related charges under a new Cincinnati program aimed at sending them to federal prison.

Project Disarm was launched in late 2001 as a joint effort by Cincinnati police and several federal agencies to crack down on increasing gun violence in the city.

The project's first 20 cases reveal a sharp difference in the sentences convicts get in federal versus state court.

Click here to read the full story in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Commentary by Chad D. Baus:
Now if they can only stop penalizing the law-abiding citizens who wish to exercise their Constitutional right to carry a gun for self-defense.

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