If you intelligently break down the the term gun violence it means that guns are violent. Think about that, “violent guns.” There is no such thing. A gun is an inanimate object incapable of doing anything except rusting if not operated by human hands. The proposed changes to gun laws don’t work because guns do not equal murder. There are already 20,000 gun laws of varying degrees across America.
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States and individual cities can impose even tighter laws than the federal government and do. Not one law has saved the life of a child killed accidentally by a criminal. The violence on the news and in our cities might be new to you but it is not new.
Guns that are built to take more than one round of ammo at a time is done so not to kill but for convenience. It allows the user not to have to reload immediately after every shot, which applies for self defense, national defense, hunting, recreation, competition and just the uniqueness of it all.
Violence is the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy.
The term “gun violence” was created by the news media to excite, grab attention and capitalize on the fear some have about firearms. It is perpetuated by politicians, the elite and anti-rights people to move the topic along to the ignorant and manipulated.
Violence is always bad.
Every year is a tragic year for violence. Whenever it happens it is horrific. With all the advances in tech, we have still not conquered societies ills and peoples’ flaws. It is always more intense where you are. That is because it just appeared to you. As a long time member of the gun community I have seen the increase of violence with the demise of our society. When kids don’t care about life, then they become adults that don’t care. Hurt people, hurt people.
Violence has been around since Cain killed his brother. Violence happens where ever there are people. It happens more in the summer than in the winter. It happens more in impoverished, crowded, economically displaced, addicted, mentally sick, spiritually bankrupt, greedy, selfish, and by evil people. It is more apt to happen with the harmful use of drugs and alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and parents. It has always been against the law to murder, for example, since the creation of the Ten Commandments.
There will soon be an interview on SLATE podcast network with “ A Word…with Jason Johnson.” We will be talking about Black gun ownership. He has already spoken to the younger and more famous guns in the movement, Colion Noir and Maj Toure. I guess it was my turn. (I have only been saying this stuff since 1991). When he used the term “Gun Violence,” it reminded me of the never ending battle for the hearts and minds of Americans. This fight is evergreen. Freedom isn’t free. Some truly believe that guns are a problem. Guns not people. To attack a gun is more politically correct that blaming the street corner pharmacist (drug dealer), the trafficker of human beings, the abusive person, the mentally challenged or outright evil person that would shoot a gun at another for any other reason other than self defense or to stop bodily harm from happening to an innocent.
We are having the same argument today I have had every year since I began three decades ago. We sadly emphasize the violence epidemic in the Black Community. I wish it weren’t so. If you were Latino, you would see it there too. Violence is in EVERY community. Violence has always been here. It has been here, in our community, in your community and in the world.
The same can be said with our issues with police. I remember the issue as a child. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and Justice marched armed in Sacremento, CA about it in 1967 against police brutality.
Nothing is new under the sun.
The pictures featured in this post is of two groups of women separated by time. Both groups are the sustainers of the African American story.
Education got the enslaved African off of the plantation, and it will keep his descendants free today. Free people own guns, slaves do not.
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