Two more teens have been charged in connection in the deadly attack on a 62-year-old man last week that was recorded and posted on Facebook the same day a judge denied bond for a 16-year-old.
Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, were each charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the slaying of Delfino Mora, according to Chicago police.
There has been an alarming increase in the number of assaults of this general sort of late, from "wilding" to gangs of young people targeting some victim and video taping the assault for "bragging rights" on various social media.
What's missing is any reasonable ability of the general population to resist these murderous thugs.
This must end, now.
These sorts of attacks are uncommon to unheard of here in Florida. Oh sure, we get the occasional face-eating Zombie attack from someone jacked up on bath salts, but there's one difference that's important between Chicago and places like Miami: If you pull something like this in Miami there's a decent chance that your victim will be armed and will resist your attempt to kill him.
Knowledge of that fact -- that law-abiding citizens can (and some do) carry concealed weapons contributes to a dramatic decrease in the willingness of gang-bangers to pull this sort of crap in our fine state.
Oh sure, the gang-bangers still shoot at each other, and still are crappy marksmen. I don't care, for the record, if two gang-bangers want to shoot each other. I do very much care that they suck at target selection, marksmanship and trigger control, and as a consequence often shoot innocent bystanders by mistake.
But the sort of "wilding" incidents that are becoming all-to-common in Chicago (and for the record, I know exactly where this incident took place and it's not an area that I would associate with this sort of violence) occur due to the fact that the gang bangers know there are no law-abiding citizens with defensive weapons on their person, as carrying them is illegal.
Therefore it's a "free fire" zone for the thugs, or, in this case, a "free beating zone."
That's unacceptable and since criminals by definition ignore the law there is only one way to solve the problem -- respect The Second Amendment.
Had Mr. Mora been armed he might still be alive; his blood is on Rahm Emanuel's hands and until the city changes its stripes and laws I strongly urge all to avoid the "Free Fire" zone that Chicago has become.
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