The ugly underbelly of the anti-gun-rights position:
How “The Bad Part of Town” and failed social policies are used for sinister attacks on the right to keep and bear arms, and help justify the law enforcement world and its budgets.
While anti-rights activists speak emotionally about “gun violence””gun deaths” “human tragedy” and saving lives, what they refuse to say is this—
Homicide in America has demographic, geographic, social and economic factors which, if acknowledged and openly discussed, would transform the debate, and place blame where it really belongs: on the causes and people that fuel the violence we hear about (but rarely actually see for ourselves, except on TV “news”). The real blame is hidden, because the truth is so painful. Crime is not spread across the streets of America. Crime, and crime using guns, happens in isolated areas for well known reasons the media and politicians hide from you.
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. A picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you, Baltimore Sun newspaper, for posting the interactive maps that define the problem clearly—at last (blue is choking, green is blunt force, red is shooting, black is stabbing, white is undetermined) :
BALTIMORE: All homicide victims, 2007
BALTIMORE: Black homicide victims, 2007
BALTIMORE: White homicide victims, 2007
The “gun problem” is not about guns. It’s about people, select groups of people. This isn’t a stereotype, it’s a fact.