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A former police officer and convicted rapist who tried to rape a women with his pistol has had his rights to own a gun restored by an appeals court in Georgia.

The full details of the assault he was convicted for are stomach churning and revolting and I won’t share it here, but I will say it involved using his gun to penetrate a woman. A gun he can now legally carry again. And that’s not all.

via ThinkProgress

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “[h]is record was filled with allegations of misconduct: that he beat a prisoner so severely the man’s brain bled; that he threatened to fabricate charges against a suspect so he could sleep with the man’s wife; that he pressured at least 10 women for sex to avoid arrest.” The former cop, for his part, is unrepentant. When asked about his sexual assault conviction, he claims that “[t]here wasn’t any crime,” and that “I was dealt a bad hand.”

When tragedies occur that were seemingly preventable, mental illness is a common scapegoat that people point toward, but there are also cases where preventable crimes are consciously enabled. This is one of those cases.

No one knows for sure if serial rapist Dennis Krauss will hurt anyone ever again, but why take that chance? Why enable him to carry a gun into bars, churches, libraries, or nightclubs; all of which are now perfectly legal in Georgia.