By Jeff Simpson
Recently Journal Sentinel columnist and Michael Grebe employee Christian Schneider wrote this:
People didn't just start shooting each other when the law passed in June of 2011 — at the very least, those who want to carry must now receive training, which makes everyone safer.Of course everyone has heard the story from this weekend:
A gunman apparently enraged that a van had struck a 2-year-old boy Sunday on Milwaukee's northwest side not only "assassinated" the driver of the van — in the words of Mayor Tom Barrett — but cut down the toddler's brother, who had rushed to the scene.Rasheed T. Chiles, 15, had been attending a party at a nearby house with his brother, 2-year-old Damani T. Terry.
Archie Brown Jr., 40, was driving the van about 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of N. 48th St., near Wahl Park, when he hit Damani, who had darted into the road, according to Milwaukee police. Brown immediately jumped out and — by all accounts — was grieving and upset as he stood over the body.
A gunman shot and killed Brown, according to police. "Someone got angry," Barrett said. "Someone took a gun and basically assassinated this gentleman."
Archie Brown Jr. must not have read Christian Schneider's column, or else he would know how safe he actually is. Schneider could read his column at Mr. Brown's funeral so his whole family would know how safe he is.
Christian Schneider is not just wrong, he is dead wrong. As he asks at the end of his column(slightly edited):
The question is, how wrong does Christian Schneider have to be before we stop believing him?