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Substitute "guns" for rocks,slingshots,spears,bows,swords,handguns and rifles and you'll see a common thread that has been going on for thousands of years.But, it's useful to blame guns instead of criminals, and blame guns instead of politicians and social policies, and blame guns instead of festering pesthole neighborhoods, in the effort to disarm the public and transfer power to the government and away from the people.
Interesting article for sure.
But to paraphrase my boss, who just moved here from up north. She told me up north you can pretty much figure on the criminals preying on same. Like vs like so to speak. Attacks on young black males are generally form young black males; hispanics, whites, etc. are similar. According to her. But she swears there is something in the water down here. She says the south is more equal opportunity crime. She sees less of a link to like vs like. Kind of struck me as interesting, though a bit odd.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it".
I would say that a large part of it is cultural, but a bigger part of it, in my opinion, is socio-economic. But nobody is trying to say it's because of something in their DNA; black popular culture has idolized the "gansta", the gun culture, the "no-snitch" view, and for that it is suffering.
Enough of the "racist" crap.
Most of us are smart enough to know that it is just fact.
Please keep it on track.
This is really eye opening. A copy should be sent to every member of Congress!
"First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand."
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There is nothing eye opening about this data. It's been available for last three decades as gangs have become very prevalent in large cities.
In my town we don't have much cultural diversity. What we do have is a large Hmong population that is largely poor, and they make up the gangs. While murder isn't here in any large scale fashion, it's only a matter of time. The Hmong people will feel the brunt of that rage if the community continues to grow, and more profit can be had through typical gang related activities.