Chicago’s experiment in blaming others for their incompetent self-governance continues with this result:
It has been a violent weekend in Chicago: in a 30 hour period, 25 people were shot, and one man died from his injuries.
I guess it’s the Texan in me but I found myself morally offended that with all that lead flying only one of those numbnuts managed to hit a center of mass. If you’re going to abuse your basic right to self defense the least you could do is have the good grace not to spray and pray (especially in a crowded urban environment!)
One of the charms of the old-fashioned Mafia was their ability to commit gruesome murders by the gross lot without hitting innocent bystanders. Marksmanship played a big role in that ability and its something the young murderers of today should seek to emulate.Just because you’re a sociopathic criminal, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some pride in your craft. Waste not, want not. You might need those bullets tomorrow when the SWAT team comes for you.
I would also note we can take some pride in the criminal class outside the large urban war zones. At least when two meth addled rednecks blaze away at each other, they usually managed to get at least one of them killed with only a shot or two. Surprisingly often, it’s a mutual takeout which works out well for everyone. Deaths of innocent bystanders are almost unknown. This is one of the many benefits of teaching your children to shoot.
Clearly, the long rural and small town traditions of teaching the moral responsibility of fire arms from a young age has not translated to the modern urban environment. This is why we need mandatory fire arms training education in our nation’s schools.
Since neither parents, communities nor schools in our urban areas seem to be able to raise up a generation of 16-25 year old males who understand that it not actually acceptable to murder another human being for a pair of tennis shoes, we could at least try to bring a certain expectation of professionalism to the mayhem. Who knows, perhaps technical standards will evolve into moral standards. If the criminal class learns that you should take the time and effort to learn to be able to kill in an efficient and responsible manner, it might occur to them that they should take the time and effort not to kill in the first place.
I mean, obviously, we have to start somewhere. Consider it a modest suggestion.