A 14-year-old boy was critically wounded after he was shot as many as three times as he was walking to school this morning in the West Side's Austin community, Chicago police said.
There are people who will maintain that this is a gun problem and all that's needed is stricter gun laws. But why is it that places where guns are exponentially more available suffer fewer crimes of this kind? Chicago doesn't have a gun problem. It has a culture problem.
A culture created by generations of broken families, career criminals, and government dependence all leading to a significant portion of the population having little to no education, no marketable skills, no desire for a better life, and no hope for a better future. And it's not limited to Chicago. Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark, New Orleans, and any other city plagued with gun crime is dominated with a similar, broken culture.