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
Blacks do not have this privilege. Their lives are directly, negatively impacted by racism in media. So no, until that racism is acknowledged, addressed, and cure, then no, this issue is not going to go away.
Well that is the million-dollar question! Why haven't they moved on from a time when we have been bombarded with messages, overt and covert, that blacks and Latinos are somehow "less than" whites, whether that comes to violence, money management, personal responsibility, or anything else?Why can't they?
Conversely, if strong gun control leads to tyranny (as many DP gun 'enthusiasts' claim), then this should be the case in most (if not all) democracies that have strong EFFECTIVE gun control (as opposed to those nations which have strong gun control on the books, but such gun control is not enforced e.g. Mexico). But how many democracies which have strong effective gun control have devolved into tyranny? None that I can think of. And one cannot point to, say, those American cities which have strong gun control laws on the books, because those laws are not enforceable - all one need do is to bring a car full of guns legally bought the next state over.
In other words, anyone who claims that EFFECTIVE gun control never curbs violence, or that everyone having lots of guns does curb violence...simply isn't paying attention to the world around them. They are arguing against the reality of the RESULTS of effective gun control (or the lack thereof) in all the democracies of the world around us.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump