This is a discussion on Gang Control not Gun Control within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; It is nearly impossible to talk about the true nature of gun violence in this country without being labeled a racist....
It is nearly impossible to talk about the true nature of gun violence in this country without being labeled a racist.
"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." - Thucydides
I think, therefore I am...
Here's one study on the subject: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/713887/posts
It's time to end the drug war. I would be willing to bet most of this gang violence can be traced right back to drugs, just as people used to shoot each other over alcohol. If we want to cut down the rate of these shootings, we need to return to the Constitution, which contains no authority for a drug war, and get rid of that violent black market. Not only would we not be focusing on gun control, we would stop throwing people in jail who have harmed no one (most users) and we would have less violence. So lets sum up: more freedom, less government money wasted "fighting" drugs, less violence. I say this is long overdue.
At this very moment I saw CBS report the first murder in Chicago and 500 murders last year all gun related. No mention it was mainly Banger on Banger. Looks like the media still doing their job.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
It looks like Chicago and Detroit are competing for the top spot in gang killings. Establish a monthly contest of which each city gangs compete against each other for the highest monthly numbers. The winning gang/team all get new sneakers, the losing team has to turn in their stolen guns. Really, just kidding - sneakers are too valuable.
Everyday it becomes increasingly clearer that the left has no idea what they are talking about.
I have no idea how one ends up a democrat.
That article makes WAY too much sense. Which apparently isn't enough sense.
Good thing they ban guns in Chicago. I'm sure none of the criminals in Chicago have guns.
Well written and spot on. And yet, we are marching toward nationalizing Chicago values...
"I've noticed that everyone that is pro-abortion has already been born." - Ronald Reagan
"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
You are only paranoid until you are right - then you are a visionary.
Good points, well made...
Bird cage liner, unread by elected representatives.
It could be worse!
the majority is always held to the minority views...Example how many of you have seen signs for holiday parties, the non christian minority sets the rules for the majority no more christmas parties we might offend someone. Guns would seem to be a majority if disperesed equally among the population but most of us, including me have more than 1 (over 20) so although we are a minority we appear to be a majority and America has become to Politically correct.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
And die to find out there isn't, than live my life
As if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
We MUST quit being so devisive. On both sides.
I amNOT willing to compromise on guns, mags, or any other false bogey man.
But, to deride our fellow citizen for their beliefs, does nothing for our cause.
We MUST engage. We must be the "better men" in this argument. And we must use every tool in THEIR arsenal to our advantage.
Not all notions posited by any horse in any race are bad or wrong. Just some of them.
It could be worse!