ULISH CARTER

ULISH CARTER

Why are manufacturers making toy guns that look like real guns?

With all the killings on the streets, why are parents buying children toy guns that look like real guns? Why are they buying them guns period?

Why are kids that are old enough to know better pointing these toy guns at law enforcement officers? Are they stupid?

Why would you point a gun at anyone for that matter?

For those of you who didn’t know, another youth was killed by a police officer when he allegedly pointed his toy gun at the officer. How many times has this happened?

Who among us would not have shot first and asked questions later if we had a gun and someone pointed a gun at us?

Speaking of violence, the Chicago Tribune has reported that gun violence in August reached its highest in 20 years in Chicago which has become the murder capital in the United States. There were 761 shootings with 78 being homicides. Year to date, there have been 3,083 shootings with 531 fatal. According to a Tribune story, there were only, if I can say only, 2,988 shootings with 491 being homicides all of last year. Last year, Chicago had more homicides than Los Angeles and New York City combined. New York City, with a population of approximately 8 million, had 760 shootings with 222 being homicides. Los Angeles, with a population of 4 million, had 729 shootings with 176 homicides. Most people think of homicides as being worse than shootings, but the Tribune’s lead story last week was about a 10-year-old twin shot in the back by what most feel was a stray bullet shows the hardship and pain that the child and his family have endured. He has had to suffer through several operations, with the first lasting around six hours, and pain. At the time of the story, they didn’t know if he was going to make it or not; or if they or he wants to make it depending on the damage done by the bullet in him, which was a lot.

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