That is a common refrain when it comes to murders in Chicago, home of some of the strictest firearm laws in the nation and 5x the homicide rate of the rest of the state.
None of that really matters though when anti-gun activists will try and focus the entire debate on the headline:
Boys, 14 and 15, killed in separate shootings Friday
At least one was a 'good boy' who never did anything wrong. OK, sure.
Again though, the facts behind it don't matter when it comes to emotional diatribes. It doesn't matter if there's a juvie record a mile long, if they're school drop outs or were involved in illegal drugs. The ONLY thing that anti-gun fanatics will say, over and over, is that two 'children' were 'killed by guns'.
No focus on the other gang bangers involved.
Only the guns.