Famed D.C. mayor disgraced cum anti-gun activist Marion Barry was robbed at gunpoint by two teens he was helping by paying to carry groceries when they returned and robbed him. Even though they made off with his wallet, for some bizarre reason, Barry refuses to blame the perpetrators, instead focusing on the use of handguns while commiting the crime:
“I hold no animosities. I don’t even want you prosecuted, really. I love you,” he said.
Barry vowed not to move from his home in the council district he represents. But he said he will push for tougher gun control laws. Last session he offered a bill mandating a 10-year sentence for those caught with a gun. So far, a hearing has not been scheduled, but Barry hopes to see action on it this year.
“Violence is everywhere in our city and our nation,” Barry said. “These guns have got to go.”
Let me just say that if Barry had his own handgun nearby, he more than likely would never have been robbed in the first place (hello deterrent!). These kids probably picked him as a victim simply because they were aware of his anti-gun views (and the anti-handgun laws which have arguably led to D.C. being the most dangerous city in America).