A few months ago a local career criminal got drunk and crashed his car into the sheriff's department...yep, right through the sheriff's office. Anyway, he's drunk and he has a loaded gun in his pocket and he is a convicted felon, having spent time for armed robbery....and guess what...the Feds only give him 18 months it...Hell, a guy like him can do that standing on his head...why they Hell don't they hammer the dumb SOB so that maybe some of his buddies will think twice about it..?
I bet there was some case worker in the court telling everyone what a good boy he really is and he won't do it again...
It's always catch and release with the real criminals.
But they catch you at the airport with a pair of nail clippers and you get sent to gitmo.