It’s a good thing Chicago persecutes the law-abiding gun owner, even in the wake of Heller and McDonald, so conscientiously.
Otherwise, who knows how bad this episode might have gotten:
Moments before she was slain last week on Chicago’s Southwest Side, 17-year-old Charinez Jefferson begged the gunman not to shoot because she was pregnant, prosecutors said today.
Despite her plea, Timothy Jones, 18, opened fire on Jefferson anyway, yelling an expletive at her as he shot her in the head, prosecutors said. He then stood over her as she lay on the ground and fired several more times, striking her in the chest and back…
Jones had seen Jefferson walking with a rival gang member in the 3000 block of West 64th Street and approached them in a car, Dillon said. He got out of the vehicle and fired at least one shot at the rival, who ran off, leaving Jefferson to fend for herself. After begging Jones for mercy, Jefferson was shot at “point-blank range,” Dillon said.
While I opposed the death penalty, I can’t imagine the world being a whole lot worse if the alleged shooter, if found guilty, somehow ends up very very dead.