In the aftermath of a shooting that left three Michigan University students dead and several others injured on Monday evening, Democrats in the state are pushing for aggressive new gun control laws. As they usually do, right? Well, the problem with this, aside from these laws violating the Second Amendment, is they aren’t going to be anymore effective than the laws Michigan already has on the books. How do we know?
Because the reason the shooter had a gun was because a Democrat district attorney dropped a previous felony gun charge, which would have prevented him from owning a firearm. And yet, somehow, the left still says this is the fault of the right to bear arms. Unreal.
Will those radicals in the Democratic Party ever take responsibility for their own failures and finally acknowledge that gun control laws obviously don’t work?
“Former Ingham County District Attorney Carol Siemon not only pushed for Anthony McRae to avoid serious consequences and reacquire a weapon, but a general policy for other criminals as well,” TheBlaze reported. “The Detroit Free Press reported that Anthony McRae — the man police indicated was responsible for slaying three innocent students and then killing himself — was arrested in 2019 on a gun-related charge in Lansing, Michigan.”
A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections, Chris Gautz, spoke with the Free Press about McRae’s arrest.
“On June 7, 2019, an officer spotted an individual near an abandoned building on East Street in Lansing around 1:30 a.m. The officer questioned McRae, who said he had just left a store,” Gautz explained. “When asked, he admitted he had a gun on him and did not have a concealed weapons permit. He claimed he left home to walk to a store [to] buy cigarettes and feared for his safety so he took his gun.”
Information contained in court records reveals that a law enforcement officer approached McRae and asked him if he was armed. After confirming he was, McRae was then detained by the officer. The officer discovered a Ruger LCP .380 semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine. McRae was charged with a violation of concealed carry law and for possessing a loaded weapon in a vehicle.
“Despite the initial felony charge, the Ingham County District Attorney’s Office, formerly helmed by progressive Democrat Carol Siemon, cut McRae a deal and lowered the charges to a misdemeanor,” the report added.
John Dewane, Ingham County Prosecutor, the man who replaced Siemon, had a chat with the Free Press where he stated, “Mr. McRae would have been barred from legally purchasing, owning, or possessing a firearm if he would have been convicted of the [concealed weapons] charge.”
“The misdemeanor conviction did not prevent him from purchasing, owning, or possessing a firearm after he successfully completed his terms of probation,” added the prosecutor.
Dewane pointed out in a statement released on Tuesday the charge was punishable for up to five years in prison. McRae was only sentenced to a year on probation on Nov. 26, 2019 and then discharged from probation on May 14, 2021. He did not serve a single day in prison for breaking the law.
“Siemon, the Democrat who ran the DA’s office around the time McRae received his sweetheart deal, retired from her post on Dec. 31, after 17 years with the county,” TheBlaze stated. “According to the Lansing State Journal, Siemon long drew criticism for her charging and plea-bargain policies.”
Back in 2020, Siemon was accused by a judge of attempting to “be creative to get around the judge and the Legislature, and quite frankly, the law,” in “two cases that clearly are textbook first-degree, premeditated murder.”
She also tried to let a murderer who had used a hammer to violent smash two women to death in 2019 and had planned on killing two more females, plead guilty to second-degree murder, all because she does not support sentences of life in prison without parole. Because even murderous psychopaths deserve an opportunity to have a second shot at life, right?
Scott Wriggelsworth, Ingham County Sheriff, stated that after he learned about the proposal, “Everybody that’s involved in this case, in these cases, thinks this plea offer is ridiculous.”
TheBlaze then revealed the ultimate motive behind Siemon’s policies, saying, “Siemon believed that refusing to hold criminals to account would aid in decreasing racial disparities in the criminal justice system.”
This is what happens when you make the backbone of your worldview Critical Race Theory, which is the belief in institutionalized racism, despite any sort of realistic evidence to support such a notion.