Welcome to the Land of Lincoln.  Where Democrat politicians love to protect criminals while ignoring disparaging crime victims.  However, sometimes Darwin tries to shine through.  Not so long ago, a 9-time felon out on affordable bail on new felony charges, shot himself in the butt at a gas station in Chicago while “adjusting” his pants.

Even more remarkable is that this 9-time loser worked for an “anti-violence” non-profit, funded by the State of Illinois (in other words, your taxes…), to prevent bad guys from packing heat and shooting one another.

Technically, shooting one’s self in the ass might qualify as preventing violence to others.

CWB Chicago has the story:

A nine-time convicted felon who was on felony bail for allegedly battering an Illinois State trooper during a protest that featured Chicago’s “Dreadhead Cowboy,” accidentally shot himself in the butt at a Bucktown gas station, and then lied about what happened, prosecutors said Thursday.

Gregory Sherman, 43, works full-time as an anti-violence worker, “out there on the street, trying to lower the criminal and dangerous issues that are going on in our community,” his private defense attorney said.

Although the circumstances are unusual, Sherman is now the 31st person accused of killing or shooting someone—or attempting to kill or shoot someone—while on bail for a felony in Chicago this year.

On July 9, Sherman walked into St. Elizabeth Hospital after a bullet passed entirely through his left butt cheek and struck his right foot, Assistant State’s Attorney Steven Haamid said. He allegedly told Chicago cops that he had been closing a dispensary in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee when there was a fight outside, and someone fired shots, striking him as he walked by…

Surveillance video from the gas station allegedly showed a flash around Sherman’s back pocket area as he adjusted his pants while waiting in line.

After the flash, Sherman “jumped and then hobbled out of the gas station back to his vehicle,” Haamid said, adding that Sherman stopped along the way to hand a “black object” to someone near the gas pumps.

Note that he’s the 31st person accused of shooting or killing someone while out on affordable bail.  We all know how gun control advocates love to say, “if it saves just one life.”  Isn’t it ironic how silent these same political hacks become when it comes to the disaster of affordable bail!

As for Mr. Sherman, the 9-time, soon to be 11-time loser:  Don’t waste you pity on the fool who shoots himself while adjusting his GAT.  It’s a shame he didn’t practice appendix carry.