My SA reports on another incident at the municipal golf course.
Last week I suggested a solution, half jokingly. Now maybe we should take it seriously. It seems a shame to shut the golf course, that's like blaming the victims, isn't it?Nine days after a golfer was hit by a stray gunshot while playing Mission Del Lago municipal golf course on the South Side, officials decided to shut down the popular facility Tuesday after reports of a another bullet whizzing over the heads of players.
I've got a new idea. Anytime one of these stray bullets hits somebody's house or lands in their back yard, or especially when one strikes a person, there's an immediate gun-free zone declared, let's say for a one-mile radius. With satellite imagery, they could easily do the mapping. Additional offences would result in permanent loss of gun rights.
It's interesting the gun rights folks are always talking about "blaming the victim" when we propose laws which would inconvenience them the tiniest bit. But when they're the ones at fault, it's perfectly OK to punish the golfers.
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