Posted February 8, 2016 11:26 am by Comments

By Bob Owens

Don’t talk to me about passing a single new gun law if you aren’t fighting to make sure criminals aren’t being prosecuted to the fullest extent of our existing laws. Criminals who commit crimes involving firearms are routinely allowed to cut plea deals on every level, even after people are killed with stolen or straw-purchased weapons.

A gun thief in Minnesota who is receiving probation after stealing more than 85 guns is just the latest example of our nation’s continued failure to put those committing gun crimes behind bars.

One of three area men charged with breaking into a Pleasant Valley Township home to cut open a safe with a blowtorch and steal more than $100,000 worth of guns, was sentenced to probation last week.

Brian Reicks, 19, of Riceville, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft of a firearm and one count of felony theft for taking a motor vehicle without consent as part of the agreement Oct. 15, 2015. He was originally charged with an additional count of felony theft and an additional count of felony first-degree burglary and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Reicks was sentenced to 20 years of supervised probation.

Reicks, Jacob Mogren, 18, and Isaac …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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