A Woman and Child Among The 9 Dead During Violent Baltimore Memorial Day Weekend.
On Thursday, May 28, a 32-year-old woman and an 8-year-old boy joined the ranks of the murdered in what's become one of the deadliest places in America: Baltimore, Maryland.
Police responded to a call of shooting early in the morning on May 28. They arrived at the scene of the shooting to find a woman and a boy dead from gunshot wounds to the head.
The month of May has been the deadliest month in the city of Baltimore in over 15 years. Thirty-seven people have been murdered in a nonstop sequence of violence that began with police allowing protesters of the death of Freddie Gray to have "space for violence." Since then, the protests have turned into violent street brawls, further serving to tear down the hope and lives of people in Baltimore.
Typically, the White House responded to the situation by saying that these most recent murders and other murders perpetrated could be solved by implementing stricter gun control laws. However, Maryland already possesses some of the strictest gun control in the country and recently enacted further measures to restrict magazine size, require handgun training and fingerprinting, and place bans on over 40 different weapons.
To the liberals who believe that gun control puts a stop to violence crime, this is a sad and deadly reminder. Restricting regular, everyday citizens from possessing and using guns does nothing to restrict those same weapons from being used by criminals, thugs, and gangs. For control to work, there must be proper punishments and policing in place to respond and crack down on incidents.
In Baltimore's case, however, police are being targeted as well. Pictures of police cruisers being demolished by groups of angry citizens prove that policing efforts have failed in Baltimore.
The answers to the sad situation in Baltimore have to come from within their own community. But sadly, right now the people of Baltimore seem more fixated on enjoying the state of anarchy and murder than fixing things.