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Chicago lawmaker loses grandson to gun violence

Posted by wlpo on November 19, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) – U.S. Rep. Danny Davis says his grandson was the victim of an environment where guns “become commonplace, it’s almost, just the way it is.”
The Chicago Democrat told The Associated Press his grandson, 15-year-old Javon Wilson, was a “pretty regular kid” who loved basketball and music and was a “pretty solid student.”
Davis says he has been told a 15-year-old boy had traded slacks for gym shoes with Wilson’s 14-year-old brother and went to Wilson’s house with a 17-year-old woman to reverse the trade when the boy shot Wilson.
Davis wonders how the 15-year-old boy obtained a gun and who allowed him to have it. He says the answer is that “the availability of guns is so prevalent in America you almost can’t tell who has a gun” anymore.

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