My question isn't about "star treatment" or even gun rights. My question is what the hell is "attempted possesion"? Why do we even have such a charge on the books (other than to offer as a plea bargain)? I understand that we have plenty of other problems pertaining to the issue (prison overcrowding of course being one of them). But really, what is the point of a charge of "attempted possesion"?
After all, he did possess a weapon. Hell, the idiot managed to shoot himself with it.