31 March 2008

Philadelphia Bill Lowers State's Legal Burden

"As I’ve stated several times, the problem with this bill is that it’s meant to reduce the state’s burden when it is unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person has engaged in a straw purchase. When it’s difficult for the state to meet its burden, it is not, and should not be an acceptable course of action to lower that burden. That will result in innocent people going to jail, and our system is supposed to protect against that, and not encourage it.

Read Sebastian's full analysis of one of the gun bills being considered by Philadelphia City Council. Use the links to go to local news coverage, as well, as media ramps up its push for these questionable initiatives to pass.

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