The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Kevin, whenever I read posts like this I always feel like breaking into wild applause. Well said.
I think the biggest thing that gun control advocates don't understand is that the violence is a CULTURAL issue, not a GUN issue.
I watch the First 48 on A&E, about the first 48 hours of a murder investigation. It really is fascinating to watch, primary because of the reasons people kill each other.
Most of the victims AND perpetrators are black. And most of the reason people are killed is over drugs. These people kill each other over the tiniest things. And what I think is the biggest indicator that its cultural, is the fact that NOBODY wants to talk to the cops. Nobody wants to be a "snitch."
That's the biggest reason murders are up in Philly. That's the biggest reason people get away with it. Nobody wants to take a stand and stop the violence by getting the killers off the street. They all hate the violence, they all make noise about it, but they do non-steps like try to ban guns.
These people aren't killing each other because of guns. They would (and have) kill each other with knives, bats, cars, fists you name it- and that's even if all guns could be collected (which is impossible).
They kill each other because their culture allows it. Their culture puts down getting an education, working hard, getting a good job. Their culture says its okay to buy and sell drugs, to not snitch on those who are causing the violence.
Its their culture, and there is NOTHING the we, "the white man" can do about it. It is up to them to pull themselves up and change this.
But don't you see, the fact that all these white males want guns available shows just how racist they are toward Young Urban Black Males, because they want them to just kill themselves off!
No, I think that statement is BS, but I am quite surprised I have not seen it presented by the Gun Grabbers as an argument yet.
Where's my cold hard cash?? Calling Norman Hsu!! Hello??
There was a time when Black churches, like the one where Condi's father preached, organized around guns to protect themselves and their congergation from the KKK and night-riding church-bombers - instead of organizing to gain some political traction in the Media. Sheesh.
The gun-grabbers don't have any money? What the hell are they doing with all that Joyce Foundation and George Soros cash?!
If the US seriously wants to end the violence against women in the Islamic fundamentalist countries all it needs to do is provide every female over there with snubnosed .38's. Next time a man beats them they shoot them from underneath their burkas, or whatever they call those things women are forced to wear from head to toe. I think the Democratic Party is making a huge mistake fighting guns. With a Republican Congress, President and Supreme Court there wasn't a single bill passed to allow the average American the right to national concealed carry. It is pretty obvious which party is really afraid of an armed populace and it's party mascot is a ass. Yup. George Bush.
George Bush is a party?
BDS reaches new lows, it appears.
Greenie there will likely be hard pressed to find any Bush defenders in these parts, I suspect.