Who would be disgusting enough to try and capitalize on a triple homicide, especially when one of the victims was only 7 years old? A. John Peters, that's who. Peters is the president of Home Back-Up Protection, which manufacturers the perfect Christmas gift for the paranoid gun nut -- a shotgun rack for your bed. Yesterday, the company sent out a press release pondering if their product could have prevented the Hudson family murders:
Tragedy strikes in a Chicago home leaving 3 people dead and an Oscar winner forced to identify the bodies of her family. Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were gunned down in their home Friday. Could an invaluable device have saved their lives? It’s called The BackUp and it is a bedside shotgun rack.
Whether it is someone known or a stranger entering the home, too many people in this country are paying with their lives during these home invasions. The Hudson family is just one of far too many Americans gunned down in their own home.
Peters told the Tribune that he wasn't trying to exploit a horrible situation, he "just [didn't] want this to happen to someone else. Sometimes I think people need to be hit between the eyes."
Photo from the company website