Pointing out that the person being quoted was "originall from Florida" and that she "grew up in a setting where guns were a way of life" and empathizing with "hunters" and shooting for "sport" was the author's attempt to manufacture credibility and show that the speaker must be a reasonable person (not someone who has lived an urban Chicago life all her days). But we've heard those tired lines too many times...
And it's not Florida's fault.
Send lawyers, guns, and money...
(Formerly known as "Henry Bowman" on THR)