A few weeks ago I posted about my best buddy's brother who was shot during an armed robbery in that "Brady Paradise" otherwise known as Chicago.
He died today.
My friend's brother wasn't quite as big a sportsman or shooter as his older brothers were, but he did know his way around guns enough that if he would have been able to own one, it might have saved his life, or at least made the robber flee.
He fully complied with the criminal that shot him, and yet he was shot anyway.
So much for going unarmed, and "Give them what they want" as a means of providing for your own "safety".
My thoughts and prayers are with my friend and his family today.