The Washington Post wants blacks to believe that guns are the problem. Unfortunately, it's working.
“Black Americans want new gun laws to curb gun violence,” The Washington Post headline tells us. “Trump offers more police.”
And with that one statement, we have so much to rebut!
So let’s start with the racist origins of gun control in the Jim Crow South. That’s right; the first laws to prohibit guns were meant to keep guns out of the hands of blacks, leaving them defenseless against the KKK. The worst massacres in American history weren’t Orlando and Las Vegas. As National Review’s Kevin Williamson recounts, “That happened in — depending on who is doing the counting — 1917 in East St. Louis, or in 1873 in Colfax, La., or in 1921 in Tulsa, Okla., or in 1919 in Arkansas. All of those were mob-violence episodes in which white terrorists, often working under the leadership of Democratic politicians, massacred African Americans, hundreds at a time. Some were shot, some were hanged, some were burned alive.” Unarmed and defenseless blacks.
Second, we’d call this an example of pollaganda. The Leftmedia repeatedly and falsely tells blacks that the problem with inner cities is guns. Then the Leftmedia asks blacks if removing guns would fix the problem. Lo and behold, people are able to regurgitate the position fed them by the media.
Third, among the Trump statements the Post takes issue with was his assertion that Democrats have “ruled the inner cities for 100 years. This is their rule.” He’s absolutely correct. As Mark Alexander noted Wednesday, “The 30 cities with the highest murder rates have been under Democrat control for decades.” Even the Post sort of concedes this by noting how successful New York was at reducing crime … under Republican Rudy Giuliani. Nevertheless, the black homicide rate is rising.
Fourth, speaking of reducing crime, that brings us to law enforcement. Barack Obama’s war on cops has been deadly before, and it turned so again this week. A 19-year-old college fanboy of Obama and Bernie Sanders gunned down Texas Tech University campus police officer Floyd East Jr. on Monday.
Fifth, who, pray tell, is going to enforce these new gun laws? We’ll give the erudite folks at the Post three guesses.
Finally, a point about NFL celebrity athletes taking a knee to promote and popularize the fake “racist cop” assertion — a protest started by former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who recently donated funds to honor a cop-killer. USA Today compiles an arrest database of NFL players that is 870 records long. (The NBA is no better.) These cop-hating “National Felons League” thugs are the heroes of many inner city blacks kids.
So a memo to the Post and their “gun control” advocates: Guns aren’t the problem, Democrat constituencies and policy are the problem.
Me Here.....Weapons are nothing more than a tool. Weapons are neither good nor evil. The use entirely depends on the person using the weapon. The person can use the weapon for either good or evil.
It doesn't really matter if it is a single shot or fully automatic. The weapon by itself will do nothing.
If automatic weapons were the sole source of the evil, then the military members around the world would be a total disaster. Most are not. There will always be a few in lessor trained forces.
In Iraq, we all carried automatic weapons even on base to shop at the PX. Can you imagine if someone was to be ultra stupid and try to rob it with so many others carrying? That person would quickly have multiple weapons loaded, charged, and pointed at themselves.
Weapons are used probably daily somewhere in the country in self defense. This is a very proper use.
Our Second Amendment was created so citizens could defend themselves against a threat be it back then hostile Indians or invading Red Coats. It is there as a citizen's check on an out of control government.
The real problem isn't the weapons, it is the people using the weapons. Just maybe we need more morality in people not less weapons? What we have is a people problem. The solution is morality.