Friday, June 09, 2006

We Have a Program for That!

The exerpt below, taken from this post at Alphecca...
A package of 17 bills aimed at quelling gun violence passed the state Assembly yesterday despite protests from Republicans concerned that the legislation does more to crack down on gun enthusiasts than gang members.


The bills are intended to prevent gun violence, protect witnesses and bolster police powers. New Jersey is home to more than 17,000 gang members and authorities last year filed about 1,900 criminal cases involving gun violence.

The proposals range from toughening criminal sentences to establishing gang violence prevention seminars for educators and employment programs for disadvantaged youngsters.
Reminds me of an old Bloom County cartoon, with the underpriveleged youth who sells illegal cat sweat scalp tonic (click to enlarge)



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