A lot of us in Illinois enjoyed the story of the 25-year-old Chicago woman who struck down a goblin early one morning while waiting for a bus. He ran up to the bus stop, stuck a pistol in her face and told her to give it up. She gave it up alright, bringing up a revolver and shooting ne'er-do-well Laavion Goings, Jr. right in the bottom of his throat.
The Tribune reported the story:
Laavion Goings Jr. was out of jail only two months when the 19-year-old walked up to a bus stop about a block from his home, pulled out a gun and tried to rob a woman on the Far South Side.
But the woman had a gun too and fired first, hitting Goings in the chest, according to Chicago police. The teen ran back to his home and made it as far as a stairwell in the foyer of a building before collapsing in the 400 block of West 103rd Street.
That’s where officers found him shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, just minutes after the shooting. He died within an hour at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Video exists, sans the actual discharge of her firearm. It shows him running away as fast as he came and the woman crumpling to the ground. Even the anti-gun Chicago Tribune published a column lauding the fact a good girl used a gun to stop a villain.
Ol' Laavion ran back to his momma's apartment building and collapsed and died tired in the commons area once inside. Cops in Chicago didn't need an expert in tracking to find him. He leaked pretty good.
So enter Zack Ford, a Think Progress editor, who tweeted that the victim should have just given it up when confronted. After all, Zack Ford says "The penalty for theft should not be death, nor do we want it to be."
If you guessed Zack Ford is a beta-male Millenial, you would be spot on. Seems he's banished all the toxic masculinity from his body, mind and soul. Assuming he had any. In any event, his tweet garnered a lot of heat from across the political spectrum.
So Zack be nimble, Zack be quick. Zack pulled out his phone and tweeted our some more sewage.
How about that? A gun death is a gun death. The poor victim, Laavion was just a kid!
Cry me a river.
The harsh response amped up another octave or two and Zack kept on digging.
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen: This leftist editor for Think Progress thinks she should have just given it up. Does he think women should do the same when it comes to rapists as well? Would Zack give it up if confronted by a rapist? After all, if you don't resist, you'll probably both survive, right Zack?
It seems like this image fits rather nicely in this story:
So, after a thorough roasting, Zack sent out more tweets. Ending with this one.
6. I'm going to try to be more sensitive in my advocacy in the future. For now, I stand humbled by my mistake and simply ask that others will continue to work with me in good faith to end gun violence for all people.
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) January 15, 2019
See Zack wants to end all gun violence. Even the kind that helps ensure your 25-year-old daughter makes it home at night to those who love her and depend on her. Sadly, he's not alone in the belief that you have no right to self-defense.
Keep that in mind the next time one of these nitwits tries to take your gun(s) away "to end gun violence".