or increases the penalty for a crime after it is committed...
Does not the Lautenberg Act increase the penalty for the crime of domestic abuse after it has already been adjudicated and the punishment meted out? Lautenberg adds a penalty, after the fact, for a crime in which the penalty has already been served or the fine paid.
Gun Control: The premise that a woman found in an alley, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose, is morally superior to allowing that same woman to defend her life with a firearm.
"Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house." - Jules Henri Poincare
"Three thousand people died on Sept. 11 because eight pilots were killed"
-- former Northwest Airlines pilot Stephen Luckey