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Posted: 8/19/2002 7:38:48 PM EDT
I think I might have a unique solution to the Slavery Reparations debate, one that would make everybody happy: Combine Affirmative Action with Gun Control. As you know, any sensible person will tell you that gun control reduces violence and therefore is inherently beneficial to the population that lives under it. It is also a given that gun control will save millions of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages for those communities who adopt it- the Physicians for Social Responsibility has estimated that gun violence costs society hundreds of millions of $ per year. Finally, it is common knowledge that African Americans lag far behind other groups in reaping the benefits of our society, due to discrimination and other historical injustices. Therefore, they should be benefitted ahead of other, more advantaged groups, by pushing gun control programs designed to disarm all black communities immediately. Unfair, you say? Why pass over qualified whites who also deserve the benefits of gun control as well? Because we are making up for 200 years of slavery, discrimination and oppression. Only a racist would deny African Americans the benefits of immediate and total gun control when they've suffered through years of discrimination and reduced benefits in society. After years of drawing the short straw, why not put them first this time? While all Americans will eventually benefit from gun control, African American communities, through no fault of their own, suffer from much higher violent crime rates than other groups, and also tend to have less health insurance to cover their gunshot wounds. Affirmative Action Gun Control will finally give blacks a chance to compete with other, more fortunate ethnic groups and help to compensate for inadequate investment in their schools, churches and communities. Think of the benefits they will accrue, tens or hundreds of millions of $ per year in reduced medical and death benefits, all of which can then be applied toward Slavery Reparation claims. Using the cost savings numbers of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, the total Reparation claims can be settled in less than ten years at no cost to the average tax payer! Pushing for the immediate application of Affirmative Action Gun Control in black communities is the compassionate thing to do, and what's more, it's the RIGHT thing to do. ; ) Holden Johnson www.guncontrolnetwork.org www.handguncontrolinc.org www.sarahbradycampaign.org www.guncontrolalliance.org www.coalitionforguncontrol.org www.guncontrolaustralia.org
Link Posted: 8/19/2002 7:50:28 PM EDT
LMAO!! Wouldn't that be justice?
Link Posted: 8/19/2002 8:20:23 PM EDT
Is that sarcasm?
Link Posted: 8/19/2002 8:43:23 PM EDT
Is that ever! IBTL. --LS
Link Posted: 8/19/2002 9:04:50 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/19/2002 9:25:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2002 9:26:26 PM EDT by longshot_va]
Yes! That's it!!!! The solution. But wait, DC already has draconian gun laws. So the financial benefit has already been received. But then why are there still shootings in DC? Uuuuuugh!!!! [img]www.softwaremag.com/archive/2001feb/images/ChasingItsTail.jpeg [/img] --LS
Link Posted: 8/19/2002 10:38:51 PM EDT
[8D]
Link Posted: 8/20/2002 10:36:44 AM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 8/20/2002 11:50:06 AM EDT
There was an intelligent article I saw on the web by a prominent African American who spoke out against this whole nonsense. I can't seem to find it now. Anyone know of it? --LS
Link Posted: 8/20/2002 2:57:41 PM EDT
Hee hee...darn good idea. BUT in reality, outright gun "control" has already been forced on most large groups of Afro-Americans. Look at any large inner-city: D.C., New York, LA, Chicago ect. Guns are banned PERIOD. It hasn't helped them a bit. Laws are only there for those who follow them, if you don't give a damn about "capping off" your own people, what makes policy-makers think that they will follow intricate firearms laws?
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