To be clear, there are many middle-class and some poorer-class black families who are intact, stable, and responsible. But there are too many who aren’t, and their failure to raise their children properly and then blame it on gun sellers is the height of misdirection and hypocrisy.
If a person driving drunk in a Honda kills a pedestrian, why can’t the victim’s family sue Honda? After all, Honda was responsible for giving the car to the driver. Cars can be used for many good ends, but they can also be used to kill.
And yet we never see car manufacturers sued this way, the same way gun manufacturers and gun sellers are:
Pam Bosley and Annette Nance-Holt both lost teenage sons to gun violence.. Bosley and Nance-Holt claim their civil rights have been violated by three suburban governments that they say do not adequately regulate gun shops near the Chicago border. The suit argues that weapons sold at these stores are responsible for too much of the violence that disproportionately afflicts this poor, black corner of Chicago.
Together, they blame the three villages, Lyons, Lincolnwood and Riverdale, for what they call a “flood” of guns into the city. On average, police have recovered a gun sold at Chuck’s Gun Shop in Riverdale every day for the past 10 years, McCarthy said. Gun shops in the three villages — together with another store in Indiana — supplied almost a fifth of all firearms found at Chicago crime scenes from 2009 to 2013, according to a report published last year by the mayor’s office.
Almost a fifth! Where did the other 80% come from? Were they legally bought? Isn’t the source of the 80% a lot more important than the 20%? The article writer doesn’t know or doesn’t care.
The villages must clamp down on their shops, the mothers say, by insisting on security cameras, employee background checks and training staff members to detect people buying guns for third parties.