A mother loading her 2-year-old son into an SUV was killed Tuesday and five others were wounded in a gunbattle at a strip mall in south Sacramento, authorities said. Two men were inside Fly Cuts & Styles barber shop just before 1 p.m. when two other men came in and started shooting, said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Curran. The men in the barber shop were armed and returned fire, Curran said. The gunbattle apparently moved into the parking lot with at least one of the suspects getting into a white sedan. Curran said the gunfire continued as some of the suspects got away. A bullet struck the 30-year-old woman in the chest just after she put her son into the child seat of her Chevy Tahoe, Curran said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene; the child was unhurt and has been placed under child protective services. “We believe she’s a totally innocent victim,” Curran said.
When laws enable imbeciles to slaughter innocent bystanders and the rights of the ‘individual’ take precedence over the rights of an entire society to live in security, laws need to be changed. If these thugs couldn’t so easily get their hands on guns, then this little toddler wouldn’t have to grow up without a mother. Their so called right to ‘keep and bear arms’ doesn’t supersede the dead woman’s right to life.