Yeah yeah, I know. Gun control is a hot debate topic these days and it’s generally not a great idea to jump into such an argument with both feet unless you’re ready for all of the crazies to come out of the woodwork. But, sometimes something happens that is so outrageous or so incredible that we just have to put aside the worry of getting bum rushed by morons and just put our opinion out there.
Earlier today, I saw a video. The content of that video was exactly that: outrageous. Not only outrageous, but infuriating as well. Y’see, in Chicago they have some of the toughest gun control laws in America. Because of those laws, it is difficult or impossible for innocent citizens in Chicago to arm themselves in the same way that the criminals in Chicago are able to. What this means is that criminals are often free to run amok and pull whatever kinds of crazy stunts they want and nobody is able to do anything about it.
That’s what happened to Luis Quizhpe, a 62 year old shop owner in Chicago a couple of days ago.
Two men entered his shop and demanded money. At one point, one of the men opened fire, hitting Quizhpe in the thigh while firing a total of ten rounds. All Quizhpe could do was defend himself with the only weapon he had available – A baseball bat.
Fortunately for Luis Quizhpe, this ended will for him. He lost about a pint of blood, but he survived the incident.
Unfortunately for Luis Quizhpe, he wasn’t able to defend himself with a firearm and the two individuals who robbed him got away.
It’s been said before, it’ll be said again: if you make it illegal to own a firearm, only criminals will own them. That leaves the rest of us out in the cold.
As for me, I’ll go ahead and keep mine, thanks.
Oh, for those of you who may think this story is a little too outrageous to be true, here’s some video for you.