There is nothing more tragic and horrifying than when a child gets killed by some idiot, with or without a gun. And it's one thing when the moron is just bat-shit crazy, like in Arizona recently. It's entirely another when it's because some asshole gang member thinks he's being cool, and fires his stolen handgun into a crowd of young girls.
That's exactly what happened in Minneapolis, MN on Nov. 12, 2010.
Some asshole gang-banger thought he'd prove how tough he was by standing up through the sunroof of a car and fire into a group of young women. His "I'm so cool" exercise put a bullet into the spine of 12-year-old Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez. Thanks to pathetic jerk 17-year-old Marlon Alejandro Lozano Montano, Guadalupe will probably never walk again.
Don't get me wrong. I love guns. Anyone who's followed my writings or watched my documentary films will know that. In the right hands, guns save a lot of lives very year. Far more than they take, by an order of magnitude, research proves.
What I hate is complete and utter morons like Montano getting a gun and putting a 12-year-old in a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
All because he needed to prove what a big man he was.
I hope this piece of pathetic scum is proud of himself.
I also hope he serves a LONG time in prison, and has a very, very unpleasant time there. Same goes for the ditzy bitch who thought it was a good idea to drive him around while he shot innocent people from her car, 19-year old Casey Michelle Walters.
Is it a shame that a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old will (hopefully) go to prison for a very long time? Possibly. They get no vote of sympathy from me though. They deserve that and far worse, in my opinion. They chose to drive around with an illegal handgun and shoot innocent people. Nobody forced them to, and nobody held a gun to their heads and made them.
Their monumental stupidity is something that 12-year-old Guadalupe is now forced to live with for the rest of her life.
These two should be held 100% accountable for their actions, which in this case I hope leads to a lengthy prison sentence and an extremely unpleasant and "full prison experience" for them both. They've earned it by their own vile and despicable acts.
Is that a harsh stand to take?
Perhaps. But if 12-year-old Guadalupe, now paralyzed for life, was YOUR daughter, would you still think so?
I doubt it.
With any luck, this will serve as a powerful lesson to the rest of the gang wannabes out there to curb their stupidity before they spend the rest of their lives in jail too.