Around 9:00 p.m. on August 4, Army veteran Gabriel Stevens was riding a bike in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, when a car pulled up alongside him and someone shot him dead.
According to CBS Chicago, the 39-year-old veteran, who had served in the Army for five years, was shot at “point blank range.”
Stevens’ sister-in-law said, “Something has to change with [Chicago].” She is looking to Mayor Rahm Emanuel or police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to make it happen. “I don’t know what the mayor’s response is going to be or the police superintendent.” She added, “But they have to do something so that we can save our children.”
Emanuel’s latest action on this front was to secure new gun control laws that bar gun stores in approximately 99.5 percent of Chicago. This means that law-abiding citizens “in only about half of a percent of Chicago’s geographic area” are able to buy guns for self-defense.
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