Court Radio: Gun Laws
Attorney Dean Weitzman, Tiffany Bacon and guest host Kenneth Edelin, Jr., a criminal defense attorney with MyPhillyLawyer, discuss the merits of gun control laws, sentencing enhancement laws for crimes committed with a firearm and the underlying causes of Americans need for guns.
Listen to the podcast for more information on gun laws, as well as other questions that the panel fielded during this court radio show.
Listen Now: Court Radio Program on Gun Laws Dean Weitzman, Tiffany Bacon and Kenneth Edelin, Jr. Original Air Date: May 17, 2009
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Stricter Gun Control Laws or Underlying Socioeconomic Issues?
Callers and the panelists on Court Radio discussed the merits of stricter gun control laws, the current sentencing enhancements for gun-related crimes and the socioeconomic factors that can sometimes contribute to gun ownership rates and gun violence.
Fast Facts on Firearms
- Every year, about 11,000 people die in homicides related to gun violence.
- Comparatively, the United States has the highest rate in the world of gun deaths per capita.
- If you are caught possessing a gun during the commission of a crime in Philadelphia, and it is your first offense, you can face enhanced penalties from two and a half years to up to 10 years based on the crime. Second offenses, whether a state or federal crime, face even greater penalties.
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