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  •  adding costs can be seen as classist and racist (3+ / 0-)
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    that was the argument made I believe.

    You will see the same well meaning arguments now for screenings, testing, classes and taxes and fees and all that...to control qty of guns by making them soo costly: all costs lots of money, therefore fewer guns, hence citizens safer.

    Who has lots of money? Who doesn't?

       That's why gun access law arguing can be called classist/racist, in that is has an effect on the abilities of people with less means to defend themselves, should they so chose.

     In that rkba I think diary may have been where Denise told about her grandad facing down the KKK with his double barrel shotgun one of my favorite stories of defensive gun use...where nobody was shot.

    And also, there is the setup that the (white) FBI did with the Oakland BP where they infiltrated guns to and armed the BP through the Asian fella they knew...and pretty soon...the rest of it, a bigger story of guns, police and Oakland BP, one I am not informed enough to tell.  We can't forget that part of the story....there's so much more...

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:02:27 PM PST

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    •  Also because of the general (2+ / 0-)
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      attack on people of color through the "justice" system that also restrict access to guns for people of color.

      The fact is that gun control in the US is about as racist as pretty much everything else.

      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 10:18:06 AM PST

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      •  felony drug charges become racist gun control (2+ / 0-)
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        AoT, fuzzyguy

        another reason to legalize it...so many it is hard to keep up!

        The offsided enforcement another finger in that glove.

        This machine kills Fascists.

        by KenBee on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 02:07:34 PM PST

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