Chicago rapper Fredo Santana revealed a shocking photo Thursday via his Instagram account.
Santanna, a member of Glory Boyz Entertainment, uploaded a somewhat touching photo of his father holding him as a newborn.
Seems innocent enough, but the “This Rollie On My Wrist” wasn’t the only thing the father held.
Cradling baby Santana is his left arm, the father also clutched a gun in his right hand.
Santana believes this is the reason he loves guns.
“#TBT me and my pops this when I feel in love wit gunz I guess this y I love gunz so much lol,” he wrote on the caption of the photo.
If Santana believes this is the reason he loves guns, he is not alone.
Gun violence has plagued the city of Chicago for many years. Many residents have renamed the Windy City “Chiraq” for its high rate of violence. Chicago, according to statistics, has a higher homicide rate than Kabul, Afghanistan.
In 2012 alone, the city recorded 506 murders.
The beginning of 2013 didn’t show any slowdown in pace. Chicago saw its deadliest January since 2002 with 45 homicides reported, according to CBS.
NBC Chicago estimated the Windy City is on pace to reach 730 homicides this year.
In Chicago, the homicide rate is disproportionately higher amongst its minority residents. There have been 2,045 homicides since Jan. 1, 2007 amongst the African American demographic, according to Red Eye Chicago. There were 647 homicides amongst Caucasians since 2007.
Also one factor worth noting is the father looks to be a kid himself. How can a father make responsible decisions if he is still growing as a man?
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