Now, here's the thing. Far too many Americans will scan this, see "Detroit" and "hip hop", and stop reading. "Who cares when black people get shot?" is a common reaction. "It's not in my neighorhood."
The easy availability of guns is a big factor in the deterioration of our inner cities. This time, adult party goers - the next time, kids hit by stray bullets. And this is why Mayors Against Illegal Guns are pushing for sensible gun laws. But those who continue to make a fetish out of the 2nd Amendment stand in the way of rational solutions:
A woman who was on the Detroit Princess riverboat went to her car after getting on shore, retrieved a gun and opened fire early Monday, hitting four of her relatives and friends, officials say.
Another family member who wasn’t on the boat returned fire, critically injuring the shooter’s boyfriend as they were driving away.
Officials with the Detroit Princess say the shooting occurred around 1:15 a.m. on the shore near the boarding area behind Joe Louis Arena. An employee of the Detroit Princess was also shot in the foot and required two stitches, said Chris Clarke, general manager of the Detroit Princess.