Race Culture

21 10 2014

Salisbury, Maryland

You think it’s about guns.

But start with this paragraph under the pic of the Sheriff at his desk:

He is Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico County, Maryland, and he has piles of letters from his constituents thanking him for standing up for their Second Amendment rights. He told me, “State police and highway patrol get their orders from the governor. I get my orders from the citizens in this county.”

And then read from there to the end.

NYT Census Explorer shows that in central Salisbury, there is one census tract that is 85% black and 7% Hispanic, and another that is 52% black and 10% Hispanic.  In between them is one that is 80% white.  The article discusses the geographically close contrast, so it’s somewhere around there.

The second to the last paragraph of this article:

After visiting a while we leave. Mike is quiet. He showed me what he didn’t have the words to explain. Right there, just two miles apart, are two very different gun cultures. They’re so close to each other it’s hard to fathom a future where these two can long live side by side. The thing is both are misunderstood and misrepresented by many in popular culture and politics. This misunderstanding doesn’t differentiate the good from the bad, and instead condemns the good with the bad. That isn’t helping solve the problems.

They really can’t live together without repressive force here in the “land of the free.”  And the root cause of the “misunderstanding and misrepresentation” is that honest dialogue about race is taboo.

UPDATE 10/22

As luck would have it, here’s a story that ran here locally from and about Salisbury, Maryland.





Jamani, Jyair and Zha-quan

15 10 2014

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Amendment the Second meets Bell Curve City.

And the winner is…

I guess in this case it really was a Bizzarro World.





Disparate Impact? Fuggedabowdit.

11 10 2014

Shaw

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P-D Editorial:  Armed offender docket (“gun court”) would have saved the life of St. Vonderrit of Shaw. And also, bad NRA, or something like that.

Though all that would have done is put off the inevitable.  Either another cop, a legally armed citizen or a rival gang banger was eventually going to get him sooner or later, probably sooner.  It’s not as if he was on the Nobel Prize track, though a ham sandwich that can fire projectiles is probably worthy of a physics NP.

As it is, the 22nd Circuit already implemented most of the provisions of a formal gun court anyway.

By and by….the P-D Ed Board is no longer concerned about the disparate impact of so many black men in jails and prisons?

 





Don’t Be Worried Long

8 10 2014

Burbank, California

Fear not, David Codrea.

About the only kind of people that watch Scandal are black women (because two of the main characters are a white man and a black woman married to each other), and of course black women pretty much have their minds made up already on 2A issues.

Sure, the show, the show’s writers and the network are engaged in propaganda.  But they’re preaching to the choir.





First and Middle Names Only

23 09 2014

Wilmington, North Carolina

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Edvis Miquem, Savon Khalif, and Kalmeaice Kawanna, not in that order.  I’m surprised Shitavious Lemonjello didn’t make a cameo appearance.

If you are so dumb as to want to steal a gun from someone who wants to sell a gun on Craigslist, wise up and realize that whoever is selling guns on CL is bound to have other guns.  Better yet, wise up and find a more reputable way to do personal sales other than CL, and definitely don’t sell to people that look like this.

 





There’s No Such Thing As Race, It’s Just a Social Construct

17 09 2014

Amurrika

Don’t tell the Form 4473 that.

They bury part of what I think is the real reason on the second page:

During the time ATF revised its 4473 form to include Hispanic or Latino as an ethnicity, the Obama administration was building gun control cases by saying U.S. firearms dealers were supplying Mexican gangs with weapons and that violence related to the sales was seeping across the border.

In March 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Mexico City and gave a speech against American gun stores and owners — blaming them for the drug cartels’ violence. Mrs. Clinton subsequently told CBS News that “90 percent” of the “guns that are used by the drug cartels against the police and military” actually “come from America.”

About a week later, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made the same points at a gun trafficking conference outside of Mexico City. In April, the president himself flew down to Mexico to inform President Felipe Calderon that Mr. Holder was going to review U.S. law enforcement operations, according to a 2011 report by the American Thinker.

This political worldview may have fueled decision-making at ATF, Mr. Nappen suggests. Around the same time that ATF started specifying “Latino/Hispanic” on their U.S. purchasing forms, they also required border firearms dealers in Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico to start reporting multiple rifle sales.

In 2012, when ATF made the Form 4473 modification, they insisted their new reporting requirement for multiple rifle sales in those border states had led to “follow-up investigations involving transactions that might indicate firearms trafficking activities.”

“Was it coincidental [that] about the time the form changed the requirements came in that border states had to report multiple rifle sales, and there was a push in the antigun movement to claim American guns were arming Mexican cartels south of the border?” asked Mr. Nappen.

IOW, peddling this meme that the American Second Amendment is ruining all these angelic Mexicans and magically turning them into drug cartel gang bangers.  Of course, pay no attention to the whistleblower who informed us that Obama, Holder and Co. were practically handing guns to Mexican drug cartels.

I think there’s another motivation.  I think the Obama White House wants to set up a situation where there is data fishing for shops that have almost all white customers in case they happen to serve a black customer and the firearm that he or she purchases winds up being used in the commission of a violent crime in a far away ghetto, so that the anti-gun nuts can sue. Though if that’s what everyone is concerned about, then all that needs to happen is for the Feds and states to enact complete blanket civil immunity for firearm retailers to refuse a sale; as of now the law in that matter is pretty murky.





This Was Predictable

12 08 2014

Bridgeton

In a good way.

Two different versions of the same story, one from the P-D and the other from BizJ.

In the P-D version, we find out that “more women than usual” went gun shopping today.  This is one reason why for the forseeable future, the 2A is on solid political ground.  If you teach a man to fish, you teach a man to fish, while if you teach a woman to fish, you also teach her children and her simp husband to fish.  The 2A community and especially the NRA has had a big and successful push in marketing and PR to women, especially married women, in recent years.  It’s how you dig deep and plant very deep roots into the culture.

In the BizJ version, we see a picture of the two hosts of that Target Talk show on KTRS every Sunday.  However, the last time I was able to listen to it, Sunday before last, they announced they were giving up the show at the end of this month.








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