“Two teens, each of them not 130 pounds, walked down Troy Street toward 47th and stopped next to a van where a man was talking through the window to his girlfriend and kids,” chicagotribune.com reports. “The weather was beautiful and they talked of going to the park. Up the street, a few kids were out front with their parents and grandparents.” And then . . .
One of the teens, a boy in dark gray and a black hat, asked the man what he was “about,” or what gang he belonged to, according to police and several witnesses.
“I’m with my kids,” the man told him.
The teen turned to the other and said, “Shoot that n—–, shoot that n—–.”
“I’m with my kids,” the man repeated. His girlfriend made the same plea: “He’s with his kids.”
But the other teen, who looked the younger of the two, raised a pistol and shot the man in the forehead. The man fell to the ground and the teen stood over him and fired two more times, police and witnesses said.
The man’s 2-year-old son cried but his 5-month-old daughter didn’t register what happened. The girlfriend kept screaming, “Wake up, wake up.”
Can anyone — including Americans who support civilian disarmament — seriously believe that the killers were “misunderstood” youth? Can anyone believe that these two teens would have been upstanding citizens if only they’d had economic security and a good education?
Or do gun control advocates simply deny existence of evil (however you define it) and look the other way, ignoring the entire question of evil in men’s hearts to blame an inanimate object?