Chicago Honors Student Brought Gun to School Because He Was So Afraid of Chicago Gang Crime
Everyone is well aware of Chicago’s gang crime problems.
Despite some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation (or perhaps because of them), Chicago is now considered the “Murder Capital of the US”.
This story demonstrates just how bad things are in Chicago for their disarmed populace who lives in constant fear of well armed gang members who simply ignore gun laws they don’t agree with.
According to DNAinfo, Darnell Hamilton, age 17, a 4.0 student at Urban Prep Academies, which boasts a 100% college acceptance rate for its graduates, is now facing criminal charges for bringing a gun to school.
However, Hamilton wasn’t involved in gang activity or drugs. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Hamilton said he felt forced to get a gun to defend himself from the area gangs who constantly hassle and try to recruit hime.
According to the article,
Hamilton told police that he was being “hassled by the gangs and he bought the gun for protection,” Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said Wednesday when Hamilton appeared in a white button-down shirt and khaki pants before a Cook County judge.
“It’s pretty much about recruitment,” said Hamilton’s mother, LaDonna Petty, who had her arm wrapped around her son’s girlfriend. “My son is an awesome kid; he has a 4.0 grade point average.
“What are you supposed to do when you live in the city and your child is afraid?” she said as she fought back tears and uttered short prayers to Jesus Christ.
Sounds like gun control is working great in Chicago when hard working, law abiding citizens are almost to the point of being scared to leave their homes.
Hamilton is facing gun charges and his bail has been set at $75,000.