As far as the firearm argument, which I could literally not care less about, I suppose that voting and yay guns should be held to similar ID standards -- a free national ID card could solve both problems.
I agree that some of those issues are not specific to Blacks. However, others are split on them where Blacks are not so much on those issues.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers