Shirley Chambers has lost all 4 of her children to gun violence, have you ever heard of her?

4 chicago kids killed
Shirley Chambers is was a mother of four and all of her children have been killed due to gun violence. Her last son was killed this past weekend. She readily admits her son Ronnie was no angel. He had an extensive criminal history, but she says he was trying to change. Yesterday I read several stories about the Chambers family and I was struck by the venom contained in some of the comments. Some blamed the mother for not moving out of the community, but far too often when you are living from check to check moving is not an option, and if you are on government assistance you can forget about it. Do we only sympathize with loss when it is within the confines of certain zip codes? Gun violence anywhere is a tragedy and even if the victim is not an angel they are still human, and that is why we mourn.

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  • LadyLee  On January 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Yes, we are only concerned when tragedy happens within the confines of certain zip codes. It’s interesting how fast this gun control legislation is getting pushed through the congress, isn’t it? Shouldn’t be that way, but it is what it is. Certain tragedies jar us. Others don’t.

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