posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 05:58 AM
a reply to: oldetimehockey4
Before you spew your anti-gun rhetoric saying "well if the criminals never had guns..." ....criminals will always have guns. You think the guns
they have now are legal?
Let's play devils advocate here. The ones they have now were legal at one time, and made for the legal market. If there were 0 guns produced in the
country it would be much harder for them to get their hands on one vs. having easy access to them. 14 year olds are carrying in a lot of cities.
A 14 year old gang banger might be able to buy a gun on the street and figure out how to shoot it, but less likely able to fabricate his own from
Back to the case:
The father asked that we not use his name.
The man he shot and killed was Terrell Johnson, 31, of St. Louis. The second suspect, who the father says was wearing a mask, is Cortez McClinton, 33,
also of St. Louis.
The bullets didn’t just hit the two men. Another one went all the way across the street, into the home of Jessica Swartz.
In this case everything worked out for girl and the family, but a bullet still went across, into a neighbours house.
If absolutely everyone owned guns and carried, you just end up with the old west. Romanticized plenty in the movies, but plenty of drawbacks to it
Something also left from the story is why? Police won't say if it was a targeted attack or not. I know everyone wants to believe that criminals sit
around in their bad guy fortress under an abandoned train tunnel, concocting new ways to commit the same old crimes, etc. but a lot of time there is
more to the story, and the "innocent" people might be involved with them beforehand somehow.
*Not saying that is the case with this story, but it's always a possibility.