Guardsman gunned down in Chicago while shielding young son
Tragic case of mistaken identity?
- Duration 4:14
- Date Feb 15, 2013
Tragic case of mistaken identity?
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As we wait for the president's arrival in Chicago we -- getting new information on a heartbreaking story.
Putting another human face on reports of out of control violence in that city.
This is 25 year old Indiana national Guardsmen -- cook.
He been home from Afghanistan for five months before he was gunned down in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity.
His body was found slumped over his two year old son -- he was attempting to shield.
Here is cooks wounded son in the arms of his widow.
The little boy was also hit in the left and right legs and a third bullet graze the toddler's head.
-- widows says her husband's last act was to protect their baby.
And he saved his son he made sure.
And -- before he left the last thing he deal with nature his son was okay.
And I think now that's that's -- you know.
Have separate -- and the folks -- day I'm home not even if I have months later.
And for your licenses be taken lately thing is -- not seeing.
-- -- Survives Afghanistan when he get done gunned down in Chicago.
Joining us now Michelle Malkin a conservative columnist and -- Fox News contributor who has looked into Chicago's epidemic of violence.
And knows a lot about this subject to show what a nightmare and I mean that's just what the latest face on an epidemic of crime and violence in that city.
That they've tried in some ways to tackle totally unsuccessfully according to the stats.
It really is it is.
Tragic end to you could run one of those stories every single day.
I think it points to something very cynical and a lot of the news coverage of gun violence.
A particularly over the last several months for the Democrats is always been an advantage to emphasize those tragedies where.
They can demonize the Second Amendment demonized and and national.
And -- look to bigger government solutions is the answer.
But Chicago the windy city Obama's hometown.
Is ground zero for the massive -- of gun control policies and that is why it over the last several decades you haven't seen.
Did the massive death told stories out of inner city Chicago highlighted on the front pages of news.
Papers they they they literally cut but this is Crist.
And yet five Saturday and six gun related.
Five or six murders last year.
Shooting incidents last year like to actually 2460.
Shooting incidents last year.
Now -- Obama's gonna go there and he will use those same stats.
To say the gun laws need to change but that unless there are already about as strict as they can be.
And still be consistent with the constitution Michelle.
That's right -- you know that it wasn't until a couple of years ago when -- Supreme Court.
Struck down the handgun ban that individuals law abiding individuals couldn't even -- -- you can't get a concealed carry.
A license in Illinois I believe it's the only state in the country where that is true.
And so there's this more sort of intellectual yoga that they have to engage -- to trying to argue for greater gun control.
And then of course what I think it really raises and this was appointed -- column that I wrote this weekend's.
The failure of these social policies that we place the family.
With the government and I mean we've had what democratic -- for nearly a century.
In Chicago and whether you're talking about the streets.
Or the failed Chicago public school system.
Nothing they do to pour more money into the problem or more government regulations is working.
I know you believe that it's it's politically risky for the president to -- go to Chicago while places and make this speech.
Because he's he hails from Chicago his top lieutenants.
Hail from Chicago Valerie Jarrett among them and I know you've done the research and have that's a lot of criticism about what they.
Have have done or failed to do to get that city cleaned up we're gonna pick it up on that point right after the break.