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This is what is so goddamned STUPID about the argument that a good guy with a gun is the only one who can stop a bad guy with a gun. These were teenage girls and some guy just ran up and started shooting at them. So, what? Were these CHILDREN supposed to be armed? Is that the solution? Give your kids guns?

Note that it was important for the news show to point out that the girls were in a nice neighborhood (less than a mile from where the Obamas lived in Chicago) and that they were exceptional students in school, because otherwise nice white people will just blow off a news story about a black girl getting shot to death, and mean white people will get angry that their big boy toys might be taken away because some black girl got killed.  

I swear to god.  Some days I have so much hope and faith in America.  And then there are days like today when I feel less hope as I realize that the only reason the story of a black girl being shot to death in the street is making national news is because the country is in shock over white children being shot to death.  And NOW they are willing to talk gun control.  When it's not just minority children dying.  

I look at the shock and sorrow in face of the girl in this video who ran from a killer and watched her friend fall to her death in front of her and my heart is broken.  She says that she doesn't know how to cope.  The NRA says that she wouldn't have to cope if only she had been armed with a gun.

I really fucking hate the NRA right now.

Originally posted to Anton Bursch on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:36 PM PST.

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