Gut Rumbles
 

January 30, 2006

too ugly to mention

Read this. I think it's racist.

So, does this prove anything? No. But it suggests, and pretty strongly. It suggests that the homicide by firearm problem is concentrated in a small, identifiable group. It suggests that homicide is heavily concentrated in the overall black demographic, and especially in young black men. And it suggests that instead of pursuing wholesale gun control laws that affect everybody, we ought to be pursuing policies that directly address that problem, because "gun control" doesn't. And it isn't a case of whites killing blacks, either. The fact is, it's blacks killing other blacks in disproportionate numbers, and it's largely restricted to urban (read "gang-related") violence.

Gasp! Better back off from saying such things. You may be accused of "profiling," and end up with Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton all over your ass. PAY NO ATTENTION TO THOSE NUMBERS!!! Just repeat after me: "Guns are the problem, guns are the problem, guns are the problem..."

What I've never understood is that we know that the majority of homicide is concentrated in a very small, easily identifiable population, {so} why are we trying to attack it by regulating guns?

Ah, grasshopper. Do not ask such foolish questions. Political correctness is the art of ignoring the obvious lest we offend delicate sensibilities. Truth can be ugly; we prefer to hear lies that make us feel good. Repeat after me: "Guns are the problem, guns are the problem, guns are the problem..."

See how easy that is? Makes you feel good all over, too, doesn't it? You have come far, grasshopper. Soon, you will be ready to go forth into the world and begin a successful career in government, where you will be venerated as a wise and compassionate lawmaker.

Now, practice THIS one, your final lesson in political correctness: "A turd is a rose, a turd is a rose, a turd is a rose..."

Comments

quit trying to confuse the issue with facts damnit,, guns kill people. Guns are evil, bad, and crawl around at night loading themselves and hide in corners waiting for their next victim.

Posted by: jamesoldguy on January 30, 2006 11:48 AM

Rob:

The piece that excerpt comes from I wrote back in 2003.

The title of that post was RACIST!ô.

Surprisingly, I got essentially NO "YOU"RE A RACIST!" feedback on it.

Who knows, though? Maybe now I will! ;-)

Posted by: Kevin Baker on January 30, 2006 12:29 PM

Awesome peice! It's about time someone actually got to the problem instead of putting band-aids on it! Kudos to the original author!

Posted by: Steph on January 30, 2006 01:38 PM

when the truth cannot be refuted the usual response is to call the truth bearer a racist or a bigot. So I cannot refute the truth-so you are a racist. Now, that should make everybody happy enough to take guitar lessons from you and learn to play Johnny B Good like that black guy did.

Posted by: GUYK on January 30, 2006 02:06 PM

Hmm. Maybe gun control isn't such a bad idea.

With gun control my shoulder wouldn't hurt from being pounded with an M-44 Nagant yesterday.

You're right! Guns are the problem!

Posted by: Sigivald on January 30, 2006 02:16 PM

Screw gun control. Start with birth control. Ooh, no pun intended there.

Posted by: Shawna on January 31, 2006 08:15 PM
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