Carol Marin finally gets it about gun control.
“Words alone can’t stop gun violence”
Her three column column would have been more powerful, if she had just quoted Lila Leff, head of Umoja Community Development Corporation:
“I can’t think of a single, solitary thing left to say. Other than little girls should be able to play in the street without getting shot…What kind of grown-ups are we that we can’t even give them that, huh?
“That’s it. Mine would be a short column.”
Now, if that had been put in larger than normal type and surrounded by lots of white space, it would have more impact that Marin’s Sunday Chicago Sun-Times piece, which says pretty much the same thing.
Obviously the grown-ups in Chicago have other priorities than stopping gun violence.
Meanwhile in a related story, I read in Woodstock Advocate that “The McHenry County Right to Carry Association will meet Thursday, March 25th at 7 PM at the VFW Hall in McHenry. The address is 3002 West Route 120.”
The Association now has over 100 members, Gus Philpott reports.