On May 13 BET claimed there were “over 500” firearm-related deaths in gun-controlled Chicago in 2015, yet only “55 of them resulted in a legitimate investigation.”
So many of the dead were black males from Chicago’s south side and their demise made gun-related violence the “leading cause of death for black men between the ages of 18 and 34.”
BET laments that such deaths do not cause an outcry the way the July 2012 Aurora theater shooting or the December 2012 attack on Sandy Hook Elementary did. At Aurora, James Holmes used firearms he had acquired via a background check to kill 12 innocents and wound another 70. In the Sandy Hook attack, Adam Lanza carried a stolen rifle into the school and killed 20 students plus six adults.