Friday, July 2, 2010

"It's about white males in America feeling threatened..."

From Buzzflash:

It's about white males in America feeling threatened by becoming a minority and the gun is their last psychological reassurance of entitlement power against an encroaching demographic change in our democracy. After all, the City of Chicago allows citizens to own rifles, so there never was a ban on guns in Chicago; there was a ban on a certain type of gun, which didn't even exist at the time the Constitution was written.

But it is the handgun that makes so many white males feel impregnable, as if they were riding around with a turret gun in a Hummer.

Race baiting has always been one of last-ditch tools in the gun controller toolbox. MSspinBC has done it. The VPC does it once a year like clockwork. And scores of assorted talking heads, commentators, and bloggers do it. They try to paint any effort to protect the 2nd Amendment from further encroachment as some christian, right-wing, white-male movement when reality is to the contrary.

Otis McDonald (the plaintiff in McDonald vs Chicago)is a black man. Being that the majority of Chicago's population is comprised of black people, the Chicago gun ban disproportionately affected black people. And as a result many black people applaud the Supreme Court's decision:

For far too long the gun controllers and their sympathizers have been exploiting the black community's legitimate concerns of racism by painting 2nd Amendment advocates as racists, neo-nazis, klansmen, etc. As a result many black people become reluctant to speak up for and exercise their 2nd Amendment rights, achieving the gun controllers goal of scaring more people out of exercising their rights.

So the real story is not about "white males in America feeling threatened". It's about the gun controllers feeling threatened as they lose the stranglehold of fear they have had over the black community for so many years.

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