Chris Lane, the Australian baseball player who was shot to death in Oklahoma on Friday, seems to have lost his life over the boredom of three teens who were obsessed with violent rappers and the gang lifestyle.
According to reports, Lane was a random target for the three teen boys, aged 15, 16 and 17. They reportedly told police they "had nothing better to do and wanted to see someone die." Sounds chilling doesn't it?
The murder of the 22-year-old, who was visiting his American girlfriend when he was murdered, has angered Australia to the point that the Prime Minister is warning people from traveling to the states.
"Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice. This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows," Prime Minister Tim Fischer said. "People should take this into account before going to the United States. I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers [but] it's a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA. There is a gun for almost every American."
The murder of Chris Lane is no doubt going to reignite the debate for gun control. It's also going to raise questions as to where these teens--and many other teens across the country--are getting guns.