Obama Tightens Gun Laws on Citizens, Loosens Sentences for Criminals

“With today’s grants, the President has commuted 774 sentences, more than the previous 11 presidents combined. With a total of 590 commutations this year, President Obama has now commuted the sentences of more individuals in one year than in any other single year in our nation’s history.”

Of the 102 commuted prisoners, 13 had firearm-related crimes.

Shawn Leo Barth of Bismark, North Dakota was sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years for the following convictions:

  • Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine
  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine
  • Distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance marijuana
  • Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
  • Felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition

Barth’s commuted sentence is now 322 months (26 years and 8 months) in prison.

Lancell Maurice Harris of Little Rock, Arkansas was sentenced to 421 months (35 years) in prison for the following convictions:

  • Two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
  • Two counts of carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime

Harris’ commuted sentence is set to expire on February 3, 2017.

Dontae Lamont Hunt of Atlanta, Georgia was sentenced to 240 months (20 years) in jail for the following convictions:

  • Possession with intent to distribute crack and aiding and abetting
  • Carrying or use of a firearm during a drug crime and aiding and abetting
  • Felon in possession of a firearm

Hunt’s commuted sentence is set to expire February 3, 2017.

Arthur Jarrod Jackson of Dallas Texas was sentenced to 420 months (35 years) in prison for the following convictions:

  • Possession with intent to distribute crack and aiding and abetting
  • Carrying or use of a firearm during a drug crime and aiding and abetting
  • Felon in possession of a firearm

Jackson’s commuted sentence is set to expire February 3, 2017.

Full article: Obama Tightens Gun Laws on Citizens, Loosens Sentences for Criminals – Bearing Arms

This is the new America! We have more regard and respect for our criminals than your average citizen.

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