Last night before bed I responded to someone posting
I did a bit of searching and I found that she was reacting to a second person getting shot to death near her in Evanston, Il. The second shooting isn’t solved yet, but they’ve got the suspect for the first shooting in custody and he’s exactly who you’d think he would be.
After being “eyeballed at the scene” by several witnesses, (Suspect) was arrested Wednesday at his home and charged Thursday night with first-degree murder and aggravated discharged of a firearm. Police have not recovered the weapon, Parrott noted.
An Oct. 18 court appearance is scheduled in Cook County Circuit Court for possession of a controlled substance. On July 12 he was found not guilty of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to court records, which also show arrests for shoplifting and alcohol offenses.
Crime is mostly the province of criminals. Rarely does a regular law-abiding citizen suddenly decide to be a murderer. This murder is no exception. I suspect we will find that the second shooting will be no different.
I think she’s 15 years old, so I can forgive the ignorance. Here’s the problem. The attitudes that start as children turn into the voting patterns of adults. I have a policy that if you drop into the #GunControl hashtag shark pit, you’re going to get treated like any other adult. If you’re wrong, I’m going to call you on it. Luckily, she was very polite and was mostly venting out of pain and not out of actual anti-gun sentiment. After a few back and forth Tweets, I let her go.
I think we need to address anti-gun sentiment whenever and wherever it raises its ugly head. We need to be willing to tell a person that they are wrong and be willing to back it up. The professional anti-gun Left hopes that we will be too polite to tell a 15 year old that she’s wrong. That’s because they hope that the 15 year old will vote against guns 3 years from now. They depend upon low information voters. It’s our job to make sure that they aren’t ignorant. You can bet that the anti-gun Left isn’t going to educate them.