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Old June 18th, 2010, 6:34 pm
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Re: U.S. Second Amendment: post-Heller

Originally Posted by Wab View Post
That's the problem with mandatory minimum penalties. As Klio said they are usually passsed during the time of a moral panic, they deny the defendant the basic right to receive a punishment which is proportional to the offence and their prior record.
Although in this case the judge said that there was no reason not to give a 5 year term. I think the main point was she had 23 years to hand it in and simply refused to.

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