Tommie Hill of East St. Louis, Ill. shot and killed girlfriend Ashley Oliver of Chaokia, Ill. on Interstate 64, 50 feet away from his 7-year-old daughter, reported the station. Hill's daughter was unharmed and is now in the custody of her mother.
At approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, police began receiving calls from witnesses reporting the fatal shooting. According to eyewitnesses an injured Oliver leapt from the car, which police believe may have still been in motion, and starting running to northbound cars on the freeway.
Oliver pounded on windows--begging for help. Hill closed in on Oliver and pulled the semiautomatic gun from his pants, shooting Oliver in the head before pointing the gun to his own head and pulling the trigger.
What do you think, if guns were harder to come by, he would have bashed her brains out with a tire iron and then brained himself with it? Or, do you think gun availability plays a lethal part is sick stories like this?
That's what I think. Therefore, increased gun availability cannot fail to have a direct impact on the frequency of incidents like this. And those pushing for increased availability should accept that as part of the deal. If you want more guns, you are partly responsible for this mess.
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