Gasoline licensing and registration NOW!

Well, all righty then….

An Adkins man who was convicted of leading area law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase after dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and trying to set her on fire last year has been sentenced to 90 years in prison….

“…(John Brennan) Duncan’s punishment range was 25 years to life in prison because his criminal history classified him as a habitual offender,” according to (a Bexar County DA press) release. It said Duncan previously served time in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

During the punishment hearing, another former girlfriend of Duncan’s testified that he had shot at her eight times when she was trying to get away from him during a previous assault, the release stated.

Why was John Brennan Duncan not under the jail already?

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7 Responses to “Gasoline licensing and registration NOW!”

  1. mick Says:

    Vehicle licensing and registration didn’t help with his felony DUI. If it didn’t stop this crime, then what is the point of having a law against DUI at all? Let’s all drive however we wish without government intervention!

    My stance here is somewhat goofy, but I think it follows the same logic as was implied your post (and past posts). If you feel I’m misrepresenting you too much, I apologize. I’m just trying to point out that you might be better served with a different logical approach.

    We as a society need to discuss the repercussions of our approaches, weighing the costs and the benefits. I think you view the cost of any gun regulation as too high by definition, limiting what ought to be a universal liberty. Many other people have a nuanced, less black & white view on the matter. Perhaps this difference of viewpoint would be a better starting point for debate?

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    I was being more facetious than anything with that title. But there is little doubt that he quite clearly showed himself to be a danger to society before he doused his girlfriend with gasoline and tried to set her ablaze. My main point was that he should have been locked away before he got to this point.

    But this…

    We as a society need to discuss the repercussions of our approaches, weighing the costs and the benefits.

    …this is pretty much bang-zoom on.

    • mick Says:

      Prison reform, not a weapon regulation? Oh well, hopefully I’ll get my reading comprehension there eventually…

      In retrospect, I was probably just shoe-horning in the DUI / gun analogy because I thought it was pretty clever a few years ago but never actually posted it here.

      > pretty much bang-zoom on.

      Cheers to that 🙂

      • southtexaspistolero Says:

        Prison reform, not a weapon regulation?

        Yup. That, and getting away from this Reefer Madness mentality in relation to the drug laws. How much of this violence that is bemoaned by anti-gunners is due to the turf wars over illegal drugs?

        And there’s more, but you get the point. We need to start looking at other factors besides the availability of certain tools.

  3. Dwight Brown Says:

    “I was being more facetious than anything with that title.”

    I kind of figured you were, but as I often point out, one of the deadliest mass murders in the United States involved nothing more than a plastic container of gasoline and an ignition source.

    And another of the deadliest mass murders involved nothing more than some cans of Sterno and an ignition source.

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