I am goin to start with the heart-wrenching headline:
Family mourns loss of canvasser, as gun violence intersects with a common campaign practice
And the photo of the victim.
The shooting, which remained under investigation, underscored the relevance of the most important issue in the election: the city’s ongoing gun violence crisis..
Eddie Brokenbough was struggling to make ends meet
The 46-year-old, whom relatives described as a dedicated father of 10, experienced difficulties finding a good-paying job because, like many Philadelphians, he had a criminal record.
To supplement his income as a construction flagger, Brokenbough sometimes worked as a political canvasser, knocking on doors for organizations trying to get out the vote.
On Monday, Brokenbough was fatally shot while canvassing for the progressive group One PA by another canvasser from the same organization after the two men had an altercation.
What did I say? Heart-wrenching indeed. The man had made a mistake in the past and was having issues to keep his 10 kids fed so he was working as a canvaser and got shot down like a dog by somebody with a gun. SHAME! GUN VIOLENCE SUCKS! BLAME (Insert name here)!
If you do not read anything else, you end up with a sad portrayal of a life snuffed because the gun lobby. But if you keep reading down (way down), you will find a different tune to be sung.
Deputy Police Commissioner Frank Vanore said it was still unclear Tuesday what led to the argument between the two men, but that they had “some kind of previous history,” and when they crossed paths on the street, an argument followed.
Brokenbough then brandished his gun, which he was not licensed to carry, Vanore said, and the younger man pulled out his legally registered firearm and shot Brokenbough once in the armpit.
Police said the 22-year-old, whom they did not identify, told them he acted in self-defense.
Pay attention to this sentence: “Brokenbough then brandished his gun, which he was not licensed to carry.” Why didn’t he have a license to carry? Maybe he forgot? He did not know? Nopers, you need to go farther down the article to find out.
Brokenbough was prohibited from legally carrying a firearm because of an earlier conviction on charges of aggravated assault and illegal gun possession, after he shot a man in the arm for speaking to his girlfriend in 2012, according to court records.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 ½ to 23 months in prison, plus five years’ probation. His conviction prohibits him from possessing a gun.
He was a felon in possession of a firearm. And not just any felony but a violent one, with a gun. Something he did again, but this time he faced somebody who was carrying legally and managed to defend himself which makes him the real guilty party in the eyes of The Philadelphia Enquirer.
And the most beautiful kicker is that both men were canvassing for the Liberal group OnePA who forbids is canvassers to carry firearms. I guess at least one of them is happy he ignored such stupid instructions.
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Funny how liberals always pick the stupid to push their agenda… 10 kids? How many mothers? 10? But it’s firearms right?
The Lame Stream Media not reporting accurately? Absurd. Unbelievable. Inconceivable> 8>)
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