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"I tried to grab his arm, and he said, 'Mama,'" Dillon-Donald said. "And I looked down, and his shorts was red. He had on white shorts. They were red."

Donald's mother says doctors have had to remove her son's kidney, spleen, and pancreas, and more surgeries are likely needed.

What kind of life is this poor kid going to have now?  

I think Smith and Wesson et al should cover these expenses.

Shame on all those that think we need easy access to guns in this country.  

Where in the city can one shoot a gun without endangering lives?  Why are guns even allowed in urban areas?

Originally posted to Duckmg on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 09:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA) and Shut Down the NRA.

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  •  A bit more context from the linked story... (6+ / 0-)
    July 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Two children are among more than 30 people shot in Chicago in the last 48 hours and the violence is blamed for eight deaths. The two boys are recovering from their wounds Friday night.

    A 7-year-old was shot in Cole Park in the Chatham neighborhood and a 5-year-old was wounded at Cooper Park at 117th and Ada. One child is still being treated at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn...

    Donald's mother says her family was celebrating the Fourth of July when around 12:40 a.m. someone sprayed the park with gunfire, feet from a police surveillance camera....


    Add this diary to the news covered here and here and Happy F'n Birthday USA.

  •  Maybe a tax on guns or a yearly charge to (6+ / 0-)

    stop all the deadly weapons that are freely roaming through our communities.

    And all the bullets that a freely shot through floors and ceilings etc.

    Make gun toters pay for their toys. The community picking up their tab is over.

  •  the problem is... (1+ / 0-)
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    Guns are not allowed in the City.  There is no safe place to shoot a gun in the city so they are banned.  The only legal people allowed to have guns in Chicago are the cops and rich who pay lots of money to get a special permit.

    The issue is that guns are legal OUTSIDE the city but there is no border to check your guns at so a thriving black-market is out there.

    It is hard to say that S&W should pay for the injuries to someone when the person who shot the kid should not have had the gun in the first place.  They can point to that and say, honestly, the person at fault is not us but the user/seller of the gun.

    Is that right? Not really but it is a very valid argument.  There are several people who owned the weapon between the company that made it and the person who used it.  Most of those followed the law, paid the taxes at each level, filled out the forms and did the background checks.  It is only at the very end did it fall into (bought or stolen) the hands of someone who took it into Chicago and used it.

    Chicago needs to crack down on illegal guns with a zero tolerance, to include long terms in jail for having a gun and longer time for using one.  Do more to track guns to the last legal seller and charge them. (most often it won't be a gun store, but a person who bought it for a prohibited person or left it unlocked up and "lost" it).

    That would do more to stop gun crime than any taxes or ban attempt that will be struck down as "Unconstitutional".

    Stupid question hour starts now and ends in five minutes.

    by DrillSgtK on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 05:30:46 AM PDT

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