If strict gun control would truly solve everything, then why is Chicago such a violent wreck? Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, 9 people were killed and 44 wounded within the city.
UPDATE 9 killed, 44 hurt in Fourth of July weekend shootings
— Sun-Times Breaking (@CSTbreaking) July 6, 2015
The most publicized murder is that of 7 year old Amari Brown, who was out watching fireworks when he was shot and killed.
Amari Brown was standing on the sidewalk with his father watching a fireworks spectacle just before midnight in the 1100 block of North Harding in the Humboldt Park neighborhood when gunfire erupted, striking Amari and a 26-year-old woman, police said. Both victims were shot in the chest.
The boy’s father said he thought the sound of gunfire was just fireworks, and he didn’t realize Amari had been shot until he called out for him.
Police have announced that whoever shot and killed Amari was probably intending to shoot and kill his father, Antonio Brown.
7 yo old Amari Brown was unintended victim of bullet meant for his father, a ranking gang member who was out on bond for illegal gun charge
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) July 5, 2015
McCarthy: Amari's father, Antonio Brown, has 45 arrests on charges including drug possession, burglary, trespassing and gun possession.
— Jeremy Gorner (@JeremyGorner) July 5, 2015
And despite the ongoing “Black Lives Matter” chant by activists, apparently the taking of this life doesn’t matter much to Antonio Brown.