Journalist George Joseph talks to Scott about the significant ramp up in federal gun prosecutions during Jeff Sessions’ tenure, and continuing even now that he’s gone. The idea behind his program was to target the “trigger-pulling” criminals, but in reality it targets a lot of people with previous drug possession charges, who might normally be able to own a gun, but are now forbidden from doing so because of their records. Many of the cases have even already been adjudicated at the state level, and are simply being brought up again at the federal. Scott and Joseph think this is probably unconstitutional, but it seems unlikely that any judges will care enough to stop it.
Discussed on the show:
- “Jeff Sessions Left Behind A Record-breaking Gun Prosecution Machine” (The Appeal)
- Shooting of Philando Castile
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