Obviously, Racial Politics Has To Be Dragged Into The Gun Grabbing Debate

Because in Liberal World, everything has to be about what racial boxes people are to be put in, and that everything is about race to them. They see the color of the skin, not the content of the character

The racial politics of gun control

When Americans talk about guns, what’s arguably most interesting isn’t what we say about the devices themselves. It’s what we betray about whose voices — and lives — matter when it comes to our country’s virulent gun culture. (snip)

Decades ago, when Congress actually passed an assault weapons ban (that, notably, was allowed to expire in 2004), the broad concern was around guns in the hands of minorities — black Americans, specifically. Our modern Congress finds itself paralyzed now that we’re increasingly facing a different dimension of the issue: white people’s guns and the consequences of their contested rights to have them.(snip)

Take, for instance, Missouri, where, in the past two decades, “an increasingly conservative and pro-gun legislature and citizenry had relaxed limitations governing practically every aspect of buying, owning, and carrying firearms in the state,” writes Jonathan M. Metzl, a professor of sociology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, in his new book, “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland.”

Compare this to the rhetoric of the ’90s, when, in signing what became the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (which contained the aforementioned Federal Assault Weapons Ban), former President Bill Clinton said, “Gangs and drugs have taken over our streets and undermined our schools.”

It’s the difference between vanquishing the specter of black criminality — seen in gangs and the weapons associated with them — and protecting the property of white conservatives.

Or put another way, the hypocrisy around gun ownership in America is a broadcast of something indisputably fundamental: the country’s struggle to bolster a racial hierarchy.

See, White people are buying guns because they’re scared of black people. It’s all about raaaaacism.

The article started out discussing Dave Chappele’s thoughts from his new special, and ends on same

Dave Chappelle’s solution, though?

“Every able-bodied African American must register for a legal firearm. That’s the only way they’ll change the law,” he says.

Every law abiding Black should apply, especially in the Democratic Party run cities which have lots and lots of crime, which is primarily done by black men, many of whom have illegal guns. This would allow the law abiding to protect themselves from the lawlessness and coddling of criminals in those Democratic Party run cities.

Oh, hey, wait a minute: if gun control is about holding the black man down, if it’s racism, then what does that say about these Democratic Party run cities and states with large black populations and massive gun control?

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One Response to “Obviously, Racial Politics Has To Be Dragged Into The Gun Grabbing Debate”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Well, no one is surprised that Bill Clinton was racist. After all, he IS a Democrat. But I was actually alive during the Clinton administration and remember the discussion back then. It had nothing to do with race and everything to do with shoving the camels nose under the tent. Ban things that few people will notice or care about. Then go for more later. The AR style rifles have gotten hugely more popular since then, and the 30 rd magazines are so plentiful that they sell as scrap metal in most gun shows. There are a lot more people invested in them now than during the Clinton administration.

    Historically, gun control has always been about oppressing inferior populations. In Fuedal Japan, a peasant could get the death penalty for possessing any sort of weapon. In America, it has always been used to oppress black people and Indians. White people has no trouble getting and keeping arms. But laws were passed to keep blacks and Indians from doing so. Every black person should know that gun control = oppress the blacks and fight against it tooth and nail. But instead, blacks vote 95% for people who want to disarm them. If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always got.

    Dems would have been better off just going after the bump stock or some other niche accessory.

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