Some "...constructive steps toward public safety...":The death of a bill dealing with sexual predators who target kids has become a rallying cry for Republicans, who say their legislation would do more to make Colorado safe than gun bills passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature.
But Republicans aren't getting any getting support from Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute, an expert on Second Amendment issues who has studied prison sentences. He's critical of both the gun bills and the Republican measure known as "Jessica's Law."
"I don't think either of those are constructive steps toward public safety," he said.
And in a rare moment of unity, the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Colorado Office of the Public Defender all agree Jessica's Law isn't necessary.
.....Laurie Rose Kepros, the director of Sexual Offense Defense for the public defenders office, said Colorado's complicated and nuanced sentencing laws "already go beyond what Jessica's Law mandates."
"Jessica's Law is a 25-year sentence, and we have life sentences for all of the crimes covered under the bill," she said.
1) Mandatory, and immediate, physical castration of convicted rapists. No prison time necessary.
2) Mandatory, and immediate, hand-removal from thieves, both white- and blue-collar. Again, no prison time.
3) A 'no-tolerance' policy for those who disagree with the current regime. Summary execution of the 'uncooperative' will take care of most infringement.
Sounds like fun, eh?
Hint: There is NO SUCH THING as 'Public Safety'. No law ever prevented any crime...the law merely provides a definition, and a punishment for crimes. Safety is relative. I prefer freedom.