Once again, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA were proven right. Prosecutors are failing to put bad people in prison for gun crimes or threatening gun crimes, and we all suffer as result.

I’m sure we can expect the cries from his family of, “but he was such a good boy!” any minute now, but frankly, nobody cares what they think.

What matters is that once again prosecutors cut a violent criminal a plea bargain, putting him back on the streets where he could cause even more havoc before finally being killed by a victim.

Authorities are investigating after a man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman was found shot to death inside a Forestdale apartment.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to assist Adamsville police in locating a possible abduction victim in the 2800 block of Pebble Creek Parkway. Upon arriving , deputies found the alleged victim in the parking lot and later discovered her alleged attacker fatally shot inside an apartment.

The woman told deputies that the man abducted her, forced her inside the apartment and sexually assaulted her. During the alleged attack, the woman says she gained control of a gun and shot the man.

The now room-temperature suspect, Jeremy Arnold Ford, has a history of violence, having been arrested for threatening to shoot up an apartment complex last year after he started a fight because he claimed someone stole his (probably illegally acquired) gun. He was able to peas bargain down to a harassment charge, and got off with a suspended sentence.

He then used his undeserved freedom to kidnap this woman and sexually assault her, presumably using another firearm of dubious legality as a tool to force her compliance.

At some point during the assault she was able to acquire his gun and turned him into a “good criminal.”

We offer up our sincere prayers for the victim’s healing, and hope that she is able to recover from this traumatic experience with minimal physical and emotional scarring, secure in the knowledge that she did what she had to do to save her own life and put down another thug after the court system failed to vigorously prosecute a “gun violence” charge.