Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Solution We Can All Live With

This piece on got me thinking.

...It’s all the more amazing because this week the Chicago Sun Times revealed that a nephew of former Obama chief of staff Bill Daley, Richard Vanecko, may have confessed to killing someone eight years ago, in a case “where irregularities in the investigation, including false official reports and a case file that went missing” may have contributed letting a Daley of Chicago get away with murder. And you know what? The kid that allegedly got killed by Vanecko? His name was David Koschman and he looks a lot like my son.
There's more to the piece than that but to tell the truth, it's a little hard to follow. However, this one fact seems crystal clear to me. Like the Vanecko/Koschman incident reported above, most violent incidents in this country are "white on white" in nature - white people attacking or killing other white people.

White people, by and large, are clearly the most dangerous ethnic group in this country.

Therefore the NRA and I would surely both agree that we need a drive to make minorities aware, and encourage them to purchase guns to defend themselves. This is not a new idea. You may recall that a few years ago John Derbyshire opined that a high-school shooting would have been less of a bloodbath if all the students had been armed, on the grounds that one of them might have mowed down the assailant early on. This would be the same deal. Surely the pundits will agree that if all African-American youths in Florida were likely to be carrying a pistol, Trayvon Martin would have been less vulnerable to George Zimmerman's attack. He'd have thought twice about pulling out a gun, right?

So now I want to encourage all minority youths to arm themselves as soon as possible. Your safety depends on it.

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