It has been a bloody Saturday in Chi-town. Not only do they boast some of the toughest gun laws in the country, they also have some of the highest gun deaths as well. One poor woman, Shirley Chambers, even lost her fourth child:
At least five people were gunned down Saturday in Chicago, including a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings.
Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother Shirley’s youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a parked car on the city’s West Side. A 21-year-old man who was also in the car was wounded, police said.
Shirley Chambers, whose two other sons and daughter were shot in separate attacks more than a decade ago, was left grieving again on Saturday, WLS-TV reported.
“Right now, I’m totally lost because Ronnie was my only surviving son,” Chambers said.
Shirley Chambers’ first child, Carlos, was shot and killed by a high school classmate in 1995 after an argument. He was 18. Her daughter Latoya, then 15, and her other son Jerome were shot and killed within months of one another in 2000.
16 folks were wounded, with 5 dead. Truly, the solution is not to ban guns. The same way the solution to the ills of smoking is not to ban cigarettes, no matter what Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, says. Banning guns will lead to cons being the only ones armed.