Thursday, December 04, 2008

When the THOUSANDS OF Gun Laws Don't Work...

Then It's Time To Make Some More!

"IN Bedford-Stuyvesant, a boy named Mario Avilez is dead for no reason.

He was not rich or famous, nor was he able to catch a speeding football.

But on the Brooklyn block where he lived, Mario was a star - a young man who dressed to impress and had the heart of every giggling teenage girl at PS 308.

His four sisters spoiled him. His mother, who waited so long to give birth to a boy, can't stop crying.

Mario was 14 years old when he was shot to death Tuesday night, the victim of a bullet that was meant for someone else. As the city pays rapt attention to Plaxico Burress, a spoiled football star who fumbled a loaded gun inside a nightclub - its bullet, fortunately, missing the flesh of innocents - attention must be paid to Mario Avilez. Dead because of a gun. Just like Plaxico's.

Folks gathered on Kingston Avenue yesterday to act out a familiar ritual. They placed candles on the sidewalk for a child who'll never see them. There was Fatima Smith, Mario's 22-year-old sister, who rushed from college on Long Island.

"That's my only brother," she said, tears welling in her eyes.

"I am angry. Of course I am!" said Fatima. "He was a kid!"

Mario was the fourth of five children born to Chenelle Smith, and the only boy. "That's what she tried for," said Fatima. "She was just preparing for Christmas, and now she has to prepare to bury her son."

At her house, the mother, unable to speak, clutched a photograph of her baby. "She's upset. She's confused. She's traumatized," said Fatima. "I have to stay strong."

On Kingston Avenue, Nikki Floyd watched Mario grow up. And there, she watched him die.

She was on the block Tuesday evening after 9 p.m. when an argument broke out. A gun came out. Pop, pop, pop - 10 shots rang out. People on the street scattered. Mario ran, too. Then, he fell.

"Mario, listen to me!" Nikki shouted. "If you hear me, talk to me!

"He just looked at me and blinked his eyes twice. He lay there, lifeless."

Mario Avilez was not wealthy or celebrated. But his life counted.

Get rid of the guns.

From liberals, you never hear "Get rid of the ones who use tools to kill innocent people", or "Get rid of the set-em-free judges" that let loose these monsters back into society, or "Isn't about damn time to ask why such a relatively small percentage of the population commits such a big chunk of the crime and what are we really doing about it?"

Nope. Do as Great Britain and blame the inanimate object because inanimate objects don't organize the likes of million-mommy-marches.

The innocent will continue to perish because no one holds accountable those million-mommies nor the million poppies that allow their progeny to kill one another with impunity. Mizz Peyser is blissfully unaware of this reality, because abject stupidity has taken the place of common sense with today's "journalists".

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