There must be a CON website with your post verbatim for quick throwing into any and all CON arguments. Big City DEM strongholds are in many cases a default position as CONs really didn't care much about 'the masses' and except for the Financial sector and 'Nob Hill' have little interest in big cities.
I get a good laugh out of the CON name using 'democratic slave plantation' as if CONs would throw open their gated enclaves to minorities out in exurbia. How sad and sick the mind who thinks it is the DEMs keeping a plantation system when CONs only offer cutting off social services but not offering a job to the millions in big cities they fled years ago. (a few really twisted CONs would offer the children a 'opportunity' to clean their own schools but nothing for the parents) So while some CONs claim they have to hold their nose to vote for a RINO vs a DEM, minorities have no such hesitation, they know CONs could care less what happens to the inner cities once you leave the financial district and before you hit the car dealerships and mega malls.
What waking minorities are doing is realizing the majority has little if any concern for the abandoned inner cities and absolutely no plans on revitalizing urban areas unless they are displaced. if you know any majority folks who work downtown the vast majority live an hour's drive outside of town and spend 2 hours each way going to work. They don't vote in the inner city, why would a CON politician give a damn about the inner city except to bait the majority folks who don't live there????
Jack booted thugs.... ahhh a good one! more rote CON jingoism, be it out in the Nevada desert or during the desperate search for the Boston Marathon bombers.
Fact is CONs, since Uncle Ron's day, have demanded harsher and swifter 'justice' for folks they were afraid of (Mulford Act) until it splashed on them or looked too 'military'. How quickly CONs forget THEY demanded looser requirements on searches, and on warrant service so those bad ol' drug dealers quit getting away with crime because the police were hamstrung by LIB Judges... (Now of course the CON whine is the LIBS are behind the tougher laws)
Firearm regulations are up for discussion, on the one hand every home should be able to use a firearm for defense, but guys like Elliot, a very mentally disturbed young man, should never had the ability to buy 1 much less 3 weapons, the law says must be hospitalized to be banned from buying a weapon- that needs to change, it should be diagnosed with.... and a list of problems.
The 'my weapon never walked out the door to kill someone' CON crap is another rote CON deflection. Fact is a woman was murdered in her own home with her own weapon that was then used to shoot grade school children- they weren't bangers having a drug war, but tiny little children learning their ABCs and 123's. On it's own a weapon is no more incapable of getting into the wrong hands as staying 'well behaved'. Big part of the problem.
Just an FYI, I grew up hunting, carried a mattel toy for Uncla Sugah, own a few firearms, been an Instructor (NOT NRA), and still enjoy hunting my own land.