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"The Black Death and Gun Rights" Viewed by the Underclass

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“The Black Death and Gun Rights” Viewed by the Underclass

The U. S. Constitution gives every American citizen the right to have arms, at lease the right to possess arms but not to carry arms. The right to carry arms is a State Right. City and town ordinances in states with rights to carry laws are discretionary and arbitrary nationwide. There is no uniformity in gun laws and people’s rights concerning the freedoms and rights to bare arms. The Constitutional Right is a Federal law and Right that didn’t come with any guidelines. It was the right and duty of every citizen to be armed and prepare to form militias to defend the new nation from enemies at home and abroad. Today, America’s enemies know that American citizens possess more fire arms then many country's\ armies. They know that a land invasion would be met with true modern day militia force. Armed Forces and armed citizens make America capable of self defense like no other nation, other than China.

The Federal government or the President cannot and will not try to take the guns from the people. That would be ridiculous and dangerous. Nobody has to worry about government agents going house to house collecting weapons in an attempt to disarm all American citizens and because of world history, we the people would never vote to be disarmed. Regulation and control of gun rights are not controlled by the Federal Government, state and local governments have almost complete control of the nation’s gun laws.

Now, what does The Black Death have to do with guns and gun control in America? Here in America Young black males have been killing each other for years. Why has it been happening for so long? I personally believe it is the lack of jobs, and drug dealing being in most cases the only source of income. I believe this because I was once a young black male living for the city, and senseless black on black killings were rare. Today, it’s insanely out of control here in New Orleans and other urban cities in America. When I was a young male, drug use was shameful and a sign of weakness, and drug dealing was not the only job for the young and restless. I call it The Black Death because even though many Americans of all ages and social classes deal in and with drugs, young black males die like no other Americans because of drugs. More black youths are incarcerated because of drugs than ever before. It’s a physical death for those that die and a spiritual death for those that live. Either way it kills like the Black Plague of Europe and we always look to see if anybody we know died last night or yesterday.

The Federal Government doesn’t have a war on the people’s right to bare arms as conservatives and the NRA always claim as a fact. The truth is states and local governments have the rights, backed by the constitution to make 50 different laws to control guns. They can allow or disallow open carry, conceal carry, or when or where you can carry. It seems like the Deep South and the Wild West is where most of the up and armed people fear Federal disarmament. I say fear not disarmament, but stop the killing of young black men. It seems to me that a liberal state like New York has controlled gun violence with gun control laws and jobs and the promotion of activities for the young and restless. On the other hand a conservative state like Louisiana has no gun control laws to combat gun violence and no monies to spend on New Orleans inner city violence. In fact the state is cutting back on government aid to all Louisiana citizens. In spite of the billions of dollars spent since Katrina, the New Orleans Recreational department wasn’t fully funded and was privatized alone with the public schools. The Underclass has suffered since Katrina and all the time the Black Death strikes day and night.

New York has gun control laws that protect all New Yorkers from out of control gun violence. These controls don’t infringe on their citizen’s right to own guns. Plaxico Buress a professional athlete spent two years in jail for shooting himself with an illegal firearm. New Orleans and cities like and similar need common sense laws that curb gun violence. Most Conservative states pass Alec type Stand your ground laws which can pile on the number of victims of the Black Death. If Republican wants blacks to vote Republican, they should use their State Rights laws to show a desire to save our children’s lives as well as their children’s lives.

May 11, 2012

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      jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Be interesting to know just how many people have been killed in last Twenty years from private gun use?

      jandee

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      Lots of fail in this article. First, the 2nd Amendment acknowledging the right to BEAR arms means just that... to carry arms. States may put some conditions on this... but they cannot do away with the right all together.

      Secondly, the "Stand Your Ground" laws protect innocent people from being prosecuted for merely defending themselves against those who would do them harm. If the author is concerned about young black men being shot under the law, then I would suggest he work with the young black community to understand that attacking other people is not a way to go thru life.

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      junko 5 years ago

      Thanks for stopping and commenting,jandee. I don't know how many, all I know it has been too many.

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      jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      My pleasure to stop and read,even if it makes my blood boil at 'certain' comments by some of your readers! Not you ! I may add.

      best regards from jand....

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      junko 5 years ago

      Jack Burton, the commenter found lots of fail in this article. He mentioned two fails I think. The first was what I wrote about the 2nd amendment. There was really an agreement to what I wrote and what the commenter wrote.His agreement was vague. The second fail as he called it referenced the stand your ground law. He must be from the deep south or the wild west. A law that sends a young black woman to prison for 20years for firing a warning shot and allows a man who fired a fatal shot to go free ,is an insane law. How can he justify such a law? Finally, his suggestion concerning young black males is cold hearted and telling.

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      jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      We shouldn't be shocked and we always are! Hard to accept that these people, who only see class and colour , surround us in our daily lives in this our world.

      jandee

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      junko 5 years ago

      It takes all kind of people to make a world,jandee. My mother told me that, many years ago. All lies die when the truth is told. Let your light shine always, my good friend.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      Junko sez: Jack Burton, the commenter found lots of fail in this article. He mentioned two fails I think. The first was what I wrote about the 2nd amendment. There was really an agreement to what I wrote and what the commenter wrote.

      Jack replies: “an agreement…”? Let’s see…

      You wrote: “The right to carry arms is a State Right.”

      I wrote that the “right to carry arms” is found in the word “bear” which is located in the Federal Constitution. If you feel those two ideas are in “agreement” then we may have located what appears to be a real communications problems. Again, the states MAY put rules and regulations on it at this time, but the RIGHT is guaranteed in the Constitution.

      Jonko sez: His agreement was vague.

      Jack replies: Only to those who wish to not acknowledge it.

      Jonko sez: The second fail as he called it referenced the stand your ground law. He must be from the deep south or the wild west.

      Jack replies: The majority of states allow some version or another of “stand your ground.” But I like the subtle racism that you spread in your response.

      Jonko sez: A law that sends a young black woman to prison for 20years for firing a warning shot and allows a man who fired a fatal shot to go free ,is an insane law.

      Jack replies: It wasn’t the “law” that either sent anyone anywhere, or let anyone go free. It was people, starting with the cops and working their way thru the prosecutor, judge, and jury who find people guilty or not guilty. If you have problems with the way that any part of this chain worked in the process then complain about them.

      And I know plenty of old, white men who are sitting in jail for firing a warning shot. The race card is maxed out – invoking it to make a point only gets it rejected as no longer a valid card with any currency left on it.

      Jonko sez: How can he justify such a law?

      Jack replies: Jonko, I believe that, in your heart, you really have no idea what the “stand your ground” law really is, or what it does for people. You are responding emotionally without any rational thought behind your posts.

      Here… read this and in five minutes you’ll be able to make much more educated posts on the subject.

      The first is found at a noted, liberal website and is written by a lawyer at the American Civil Rights Union…

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-blackwell/stand-...

      This second one is from a well-respected liberal law blog discussion several cases in Florida that were impacted by the law…

      http://www.talkleft.com/story/2012/4/12/194725/132

      Junko sez: Finally, his suggestion concerning young black males is cold hearted and telling.

      Jack replies: Well, if it is “cold hearted” to tell young black males to not go around trying to hurt innocent people I will gladly plead guilty to the charge. But I think your remarks are much more “telling” about you than me. I want to protect innocents.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Permission to share on Facebook?

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      junko 5 years ago

      TPC you have my permission to share this on facebook

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      junko 5 years ago

      Jack, I junko pledge to not address you in the third person, if you do likewise. Addressing each other as the author and the commenter is a bit childish. We are both grown men I believe, now to address your last post.

      Yes, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Jack you claim what you wrote wasn’t in agreement with what I wrote. You took one sentence out of context and compared it with your NRA-Alec type beliefs. You declared your beliefs that the 2nd amendment gave individuals the right to bear arms not states the right to form militias a fact. You don’t know Jack, that’s not a fact, that is an argument. I think just as corporations are considered individuals today back then in 1791 states were given the right to bear arms, not individuals. For the sake of not arguing that point, I’ll just say considering all that I wrote, your comment isn’t in disagreement to what I wrote, it’s just in other words. In a vague way you agree, but can’t make the connection, it’s ok though.

      I didn’t use subtle racism in this article I wrote about young black males and mentioned a young black female that recently got a mandatory 20 years prison sentence which the insane law didn’t allow the judge any discretion. Mandatory crack cocaine laws adversely affect blacks, making that statement isn’t playing the race card. Your injection of old white men is not so subtle on the race card usage; I never mentioned any race other than young blacks.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      Junko sez: Jack, I junko pledge to not address you in the third person, if you do likewise. Addressing each other as the author and the commenter is a bit childish. We are both grown men I believe, now to address your last post.

      Jack replies: As with the stand your ground law, you have a weak understanding of what it means to “address you in the third person.” He, she, it and they are the third person pronouns. I can state third person: “He is in error” or second person: “You are in error” and either way the readers know exactly what I meant. Since I am writing as much for the reader’s pleasure as any, it makes sense at times to refer to you as “he.”

      If you actually think that the way I format the post is somehow “writing in the third person” then perhaps you need to clarify that. Since it is not.

      Junko sez: Yes, what we have here is a failure to communicate. Jack you claim what you wrote wasn’t in agreement with what I wrote. You took one sentence out of context and compared it with your NRA-Alec type beliefs.

      Jack replies: My, my… the left has a new curse word – Alec. I guess the older Koch curse word wasn’t working as well as you had hoped. No… I don’t “claim” anything. I factually demonstrated quite easily with your own words what the problem was.

      Junko sez: You declared your beliefs that the 2nd amendment gave individuals the right to bear arms not states the right to form militias a fact. You don’t know Jack, that’s not a fact, that is an argument.

      Jack replies: The Supreme Court agrees with me 9-0 in two recent decisions.

      Junko sez: I think just as corporations are considered individuals today back then in 1791 states were given the right to bear arms, not individuals.

      Jack replies: If you want to ask the readers to believe that in the middle of the Bill of Rights the founding fathers suddenly felt an urge to change from limiting the power of governments in favor of individual rights to giving the government “rights” then go for it.

      Junko sez: For the sake of not arguing that point, I’ll just say considering all that I wrote, your comment isn’t in disagreement to what I wrote, it’s just in other words. In a vague way you agree, but can’t make the connection, it’s ok though.

      Jack replies: And ~that~ is exactly why I quoted you before I answered you. So the readers can understand clearly. I gave your direct quote… and I gave the Constitution. There is no “connection” between the two.

      Junko sez: I didn’t use subtle racism in this article I wrote about young black males and mentioned a young black female that recently got a mandatory 20 years prison sentence which the insane law didn’t allow the judge any discretion.

      Jack replies: Then what difference does it make if she is black, white, brown, or spotted. If I feel someone is wrongly jailed I care about them as a person… not what color their skin happens to be. I see a girl wrongfully in jail. You see a black girl wrongfully in jail. Which of the two of us are adhering closer to the dream of Martin Luther King?

      And what does this have to do with the stand your ground law, anyway. YOU put directly in the context of the stand your ground law this story about the girl. It has nothing to do with stand your ground. Nothing.

      I don’t mind a good, rousing discussion… but sliding something in that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic and yet pretending that it does is not quite the best way to have one.

      Let me quote you:

      “The second fail as he called it referenced the stand your ground law. He must be from the deep south or the wild west. A law that sends a young black woman to prison for 20years for firing a warning shot and allows a man who fired a fatal shot to go free ,is an insane law”

      Now, Dear Readers… how do you get ANY reference to “crack cocaine laws” from that paragraph. Which law did I “reference”? Stand your ground. Which law “allows a man who fired a fatal shot to go free”? Who knows what is in Junko’s mind at this point, but I would assume that he means the “stand your ground” law. Which law deals with “a warning shot”? I don’t know… but certainly not crack cocaine laws.

      Junko sez: Mandatory crack cocaine laws adversely affect blacks, making that statement isn’t playing the race card.

      Jack replies; Ever wonder why “Mandatory crack cocaine laws adversely affect blacks”? I would think it falls along the line that traffic laws adversely affect people with cars… medical malpractice laws adversely affect doctors… the UMCJ adversely affects people in the military.

      Junko sez: Your injection of old white men is not so subtle on the race card usage; I never mentioned any race other than young blacks.

      Jack replies: Gotcha… I understand. Your unnecessary reference to a black person is not racist… my unnecessary reference to a white person IS racist.

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      junko 5 years ago

      Jack you don't know,JACK. I think you would argue with a stop sign. Your comprehension is lacking and I think you feel that if you write a long comments the (readers) will see your point. GOTCHA, you are a child. You are playing on my hub to be seen by those you imagine. Well you can come and play everyday, but I won't play anymore with you, I don't engage in childish arguments with a child. You are welcome to play by yourself though.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      Good way to show people that you really can't answer my posts, eh. All those questions and points that I had you're just going to leave dangling, and giving the reader the understanding that I must be right since you're only response is to attack me and call me names.

      I can deal with that. But I was really hoping that you would learn from your mistakes and be willing to give some of your thoughts a second look.

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      Leo Ham 5 years ago from earth

      This is a interesting hub

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      junko 5 years ago

      Thank you, leo for the encouragement

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      Chris Hugh 5 years ago

      You might find this interesting. It's about the racist roots of gun control. There was little "gun control" in this country before Emancipation. The favorite tactic of KKK sheriffs in the South was to disarm blacks who tried to vote, and then kill them. Gun control laws created and protected so that that could happen. http://constitution.org/cmt/cramer/racist_roots.ht...

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      junko 5 years ago

      Thank you, so very much for that link. It showed the discretionary use of STATE gun control laws. Today one may think that blacks and whites have equal rights to bear arms and that thats a good thing for blacks, but that is not so. States rights laws has always been used to control and oppress slaves and their decendents. State laws has always favored and protected white americans. Recently, because of crystal meth,states have uniformly restricted over the counter purchase of ingredients nationswide to save lives of some citizens, this was done in short order. After many white kids began showing up in hospital emergency room because of synthetic weed, the Louisiana Government in very short order passed laws to outlaw the sales of the weed. Black kids have been dying for years as a result of AK-47s and other illegal weapons. Infants are also dying, but no state wants to to address the problems because blacks now have a right to bear arms and they are not killing whites daily. Many state's rights are wrong and don't reflect the will of all the people. Thank you again, Chris.

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      jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Junko I have just pressed,by mistake , a button at the top where it said followers and it has now said hub shared- sorry don't know how it works,jandee

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      junko 5 years ago

      jandee, No harm no foul, in fact, I think you shared my hub with your followers. I don't know jack , about cyber space, I just type.

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      SpanStar 5 years ago

      young kid gun shooter

      http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_plain_stupi...

      What is the likelyhood that should a kid this young who now knows how to use a gun will be a real threat to his classmates

      Automatic weapon

      http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_plain_stupi...

      I'm guessing with this kind of fire power he's ready to kill everyone in his neighborhood.

      Chainsaw and gun

      http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_plain_stupi...

      A chainsaw attach to your weapon I guess speeds up the process of getting rid of the body.

      Responsible gun owners driving and shooting

      http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_plain_stupi...

      Wife Fright

      http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_plain_stupi...

      We have people like this owning a weapon I thought having a gun meant one has decided to grow-up and at like they were mature. Clearly our allowing these kinds of behaviors creates a society where there is constant fear.

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      junko 5 years ago

      SpanStar, Thanks for this contribution to my hub. Gun are nothing to play with, they are no joke.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I have lots of guns, but they never leave my property, as long as no one comes to my house messing around there are no problems. I'll be honest, I don't know that much about the laws being discussed, but I enjoyed reading the article and feel like the author made his point well, while jack seemed to just want to argue.

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      junko 5 years ago

      dmop, Thanks for the comment and follow. You say you don't know much about the law discussed here, but I believe you are aware of the cause and effects of the laws. Jack also knows about the cause and effects of the laws. He feels the laws don't effect him or his love ones, but I know it could as long as it is State laws.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      I still haven't figured out what crack cocaine laws and women going to jail for 20 years has to do with standing your ground.

      Oh... and here are a few news stories from just the past couple of days concerning law enforecment officials...

      NM: Ex-Valencia Deputy’s Trial Set

      http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/06/14/abqnewss...

      CA: Calif. jury finds ex-police officer guilty of rape

      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/06/13/national/a114759D95.DTL

      GA: Police dog attacks Walmart worker

      http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/18741860/police-...

      GA: DeKalb County police officer charged with DUI

      http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/18789742/dekalb-co...

      We have people like this owning a weapon I thought having a gun meant one has decided to grow-up and at like they were mature. Clearly our allowing these kinds of behaviors creates a society where there is constant fear.

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      junko 5 years ago

      Jack. I will take a chance, I'll try to help you figure out what crack cocaine laws, and women going to jail for 20 years have to do with state stand your grounds laws. I mentioned in this hub that, Florida's Stand your Ground Law has mandatory prison sentences for some crimes committed with guns. The young woman I referenced was sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband after he threathen her again. The poorly written State Law didn't give the Judge any discreation to consider why she harmlessly discharged the gun. I also mentioned a Federal Law that also effected the underclass unfairly with long term mandatory sentences for crack cocaine. Crack cocaine is considered an underclass drug and problem, cocaine use sentences was never mamdatory sentenced. I think that was another good thing President Obama did, he changed the Federal mandatory crack sentences. I hope I helped you figure out what you couldn't figure out, Jack.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      You mean the woman who willingly and voluntarily went over the house where the man was staying and confronted him even though she had a restraining order against him -- and the jury felt that since she was in a place where she wasn't supposed to be the stand your ground law was not applicable?

      If you want to retroactively attempt to explain what you posted that is fine... But it makes as little sense the second time around as the first.

      I hear many, many anti-firearm advocates demanding stiff sentences when someone uses a gun in the commission of a crime. Add ten years... add 20 years... add a life sentence are common statements. Now that a sympathetic person is sentenced under those rules that are demanded by the gun-haters... suddenly the whole idea is wrong and should be changed. Consistency, eh.

      Also... every state considers firing a gun, even a "warning shot" when it is not justified as "deadly force." That is the specific phrase used in the law. The JURY... not the LAW... found that she did not have a justifiable reason to use deadly force. For that, she was sentenced.

      Every firearms training school in the country teaches that you never, ever, not once, even think about firing a warning shot for that very reason. If it is considered not justified (which is easy to prove, because if it WAS justified you would have just shot the person instead of "warning" him) you might go to jail for a looooong time.

      Would I have given the lady 20 years. No. But I don't believe in adding years onto a crime just because a gun was used in the commission of it. I don't believe in the justification of a mandatory sentence time because a gun was used in the commission of a crime.

      But the law that was involved here has nothing to do with the SYG law. It is a separate issue that you introduced just to muddy the waters and get people confused. Of course, it could be because you're confused about it also. We noted up at the very beginning that you didn't have a good working concept of what the SYG law actually noted and said.

      Same with the coke laws -- nothing to do with SYG.

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      junko 5 years ago

      I knew I should have not tried to explain anything to a super stupid, double dumb person.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      Best you can do, eh, Junko? :-)

      Do you really think the readers don't notice how you just cannot really answer when logic and reason are used to examine your posts?

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      junko 5 years ago

      Yes, Jack Burton. The best I can do is to dress you down on the internet, but in person, I would have options.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      ooooohhhhh..... options. I like "options." My granddaughter normally chooses vanilla when given the choice, but I go for chocolate every time. Except for the times when we have Neapolitan. It can take me up to ten minutes to decide between vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. By then the ice cream is usually a mess anyway so I just mix it all together.

      But I could be wrong. You might be speaking of stock options. I am not sure what your personal financial portfolio is like but I would be happy to take a peek at it to give my opinion. In for a penny stock, in for a pound I always say.

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      junko 5 years ago

      My first option would be to sit and talk, because I don't think you would be the same person...a in person. I would look in your eyes and talk to you, you may look away in a respectful way. Then I will listen to you then we will know we agree more than we disagree. I think if we didn,t have readers around us, we could understand and maybe like each other. I like chocolate, Jack.

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      I am the nicest, sweetest guy in the world. At least that is what my wife says and I'm sticking to her side of the story.

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      0pe joe 5 years ago

      good stuff,very eye-opening

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      junko 5 years ago

      Ope joe, thanks for the encouragement. I hope what happened in the movie theater convince law maker to touch the untouchable. Not abolish the right to bear arms, but put some controls on the rights. I know regulation is tabu and no legislator wants to to be assoiated with Government Control, but gun rights has no controls.

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      junko 5 years ago

      Jack Burton, my three day ban from posting in forums ends today. I remember now why I avoid forum posts. I was charged with personal attacks on you, imagine that (Personal attack on Jack Burton) I call it self defense. I respectfully will avoid you in the future, but don't take it personally

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      Jack Burton 5 years ago from The Midwest

      Hmmm... didn't know you were banned. For what it is worth, I would have spoken up in your defense.

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      junko 5 years ago

      Jack, thats liberal, understanding, and compromising of you, but I attacked and was too personal. I'll just trust your wife's judgement of your character. When ever I pass by a forum I may throw you a wave if I see you, but no debate. Peace out Jack.

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      "The black death"--frightening, but an appropriate comparison of black killings to the great black death.

      Lack of employment, drug addiction/sale and proneness to violence cause many problems that are preventable.

      I am a believer that a person can find a way to make honest money if they truly look for it. For example, I have about three or four jobs around my house that need to be done. A few do not necessarily require experience. I am not the only person who needs work done.

      I know a man who became a very successful handyman after investing in a few tools to get started. After about a month, he was getting work every day. He soon bought a truck and more sophisticated tools and equipment. Now, he is a very busy businessman with hired help. This happened because he had desire and determination.

      My advice to a person who really wants a job, and is not too proud to do the work of a handyman, is to look around your neighborhood first, and write notes of jobs that need to be done and that you can do. Be careful to write down the addresses. Proposition these residents, and Some will surely employ your services. In time this can expand.

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      jandee 4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      I cannot believe the innocent simplicity of the above comment.......

      When industry closes on people to move elsewhere well! just knock on a few doors,

      jandee

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      junko 4 years ago

      Black Guilt, You must be kidding. so...

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      junko 4 years ago

      Levertis, Thanks for the comment. A hustle can't take the place of a good job with benefits when you are a baby daddy. I wish the Black Death problem of drugs and lack of employment could be solved by offering serious money to each other for doing chores for each other. We need money to offer for chores and we need good jobs to solve the unemployment and drug problems.

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      junko 4 years ago

      jandee, Empathy is hard to feel without some experience. Many people really think the poor and uneducated choosed to be that way and lack the desire to live a better life. What they lack is opportunities in today's economy. Thank you, jandee for your support.

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      J.Thibodeaux 4 years ago

      This article is very interesting; however, the interesting thing is whether or not Gun Control laws would ever change or be a constant debate especially after a tragic event.

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      Revelation....we are "dumbed down" again 4 years ago

      What a timely article. Perhaps in the wake of such tragic events, people will begin to focus on the true dilemma and issues instead of wasting time debating statistics and facts. Behind all of the articles and data are real stories of lives lost and lives altered forever.

      The fact is lives are being lost tragically because many lost souls are choosing paths of destruction. They are choosing death over life. The very sad part of this is that they are making the choice not only for their lives, but also for innocent people.

      I also want to point out that I read a very recent article about New York record low murder rates. We can stand to learn something from those that are "getting it right".

      Thank you for sharing Junko.

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      junko 4 years ago

      Revelation... Thank you also.

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      Mike Washington 4 years ago

      A very interesting perspective, junko

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      junko 4 years ago

      Thank you Mike for the encouragement.

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      junko 13 months ago

      The Black Death is spreading in America from the underclass to the upper class maybe now something will be done to curb the enthusiasm for gun violence.

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      junko 12 months ago

      Black Death is not just a Black Problem its an American Problem.

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      junko 12 months ago

      The Black Death is not just a Black Problem it is an American Problem.

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      Omisaide 2 months ago

      In the land of Dixie, where dark bodies was exchanged for capital....the rules changed but the game remains the same. Mass incarceration via the private industrialized prison industry came in play concurrently with the war on drugs, neoconservatism, high unemployment, dismantling of Black urban institutions/ Empowerment organizations. It was Molotov cocktail waiting to escalculate casualties in weaken Black state of affairs. Eugenics, or genocide within the Black community was prognostic amongst social scientists who work with the powers that be. Now what's the solution?

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