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  •  I am a gun control advocate , (1+ / 0-)
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    Laconic Lib

    it looks like Kos is also .
    Are we racists because of that ?

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 08:28:10 PM PST

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    •  That would be a matter of what you propose. (1+ / 0-)
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      fuzzyguy

      Means test:  No firearm retailing for under $1500 may be sold.
      $1000 per year tax.  $80 per bullet.

      Proficiency test:  White people:  Stand and fire 10 shots at a target 4 ft tall x 2 ft wide.

      All other races:  Run 3 miles, draw and fire 10 shots in 10 seconds at a 12 inch circle target, upon coming to a complete halt.

      Character test: Persons convicted of any of the following crimes are prohibited from possession of firearms: rape, murder, the sale of drugs, the possession of drugs, the possession of cigarette rolling papers in a known drug location, loitering, graffiti, obstruction of official police business, and/or driving-while-black .

      Redlining: Persons residing in certain areas of major cities, and certain rural counties, which have a higher poverty index may not possess firearms.

      Those figurative examples, or like legislation has a deliberate racist intent.

      The gains of the 1960s in civil rights was met by the Gun Control Act of 1968 in response to Malcolm X and the NOI, along with the Black Panther Party, both of which scared the shit out of White AmericaCongress and the NRA which supported it.
      Who was the most-likely "Felon" prohibited from firearms possession in 1968?  Which race comprised the majority of Felons sentenced to prison?
      Old hat?
      Try this timeframe:
      1980s > right now.
      White youth with $5000 of Cocaine went to drug intervention, and got 300 hours of community service.
      Black youth with $500 of Crack went to Prison.  Adult prison, for a 5 year Felony stretch.  Ten if they happened to have any priors.

      White boy's "rehabilitated" he can pass the NICS gun screening.
      The young Brother is still locked-up, or a FELON for LIFE, regardless of what he's done to improve his situation.

      •  A simple 'No, it's not racist' would have sufficed (0+ / 0-)

        n/t

        •  A simple YEAH it's RACIST is more like it. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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          AoT, fuzzyguy

          A 17 year old black youth is 100% more likely to be tried as an adult for a Felony crime.
          That Felony, gets you a no guns ever.

          Same crime, 17 year old WHITE kid, get's a misdemeanor or youth intervention sentence, and NO FELONY record.

          So go ahead, tell me it's not about race.  I know better.

          •  I'd add to that the focus on assault rifles (2+ / 0-)
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            as being the key to gun control even though the vast majority of gun violence involves hand guns.  But the white kids in schools get killed by assault rifles so those are more important.

            The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

            by AoT on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 10:24:26 AM PST

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    •  No, but you're supporting institutional racist (0+ / 0-)

      policy. Police protection is more unreliable in poor and minority communities. To deny them access to weapons is to provide unequal protection under the law.

      Oh, I forgot, police are not legally obligated to protect anyone, so they're free to go where the money and power wants them to go.

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