When policy meets politicsThe Globe and Mail‘s editorialists think the Supreme Court “got it wrong” in overturning mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain gun crimes, on grounds that it could capture people who improperly stored or secured firearms “for reasons of absent-mindedness or misunderstanding.” They agree with the minority dissent, which argues “any sensible prosecutor would not indict” such people.
Hmm. Not to say the court should have struck the law down, but that’s hardly a defensible standard, is it? If you don’t want prosecutors to prosecute, why give them the stupid law in the first place? Indeed, the Globe suggests …read more
Source: National Post