Monday, June 26, 2017
A new law calls for punishing repeat gun offenders with longer prison sentences.
A new law designed to crack down on repeat gun offenders became effective in Illinois. It changes gun sentencing laws so that instead of a range of 3 to 14 yeas for some repeat gun crimes, judges would hand our sentences of 7 to 14 years. A judge who decides to depart from that guideline will need to explain why. It is designed to help reduce crime in the city of Chicago.