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Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

As long as gun fetishists value their perceived second amendment rights over the overall safety of the public, nothing will change.

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Posted by Terry Scott on 04/12/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

Chris,
Not to rain on your parade or to water the weeds of your detractors, but banger is a non racial term, At Least among actual gangbangers, at least among the small but diverse crowd of them that I know. And they would delight in being able to wear guns outside their clothes as an excuse for having to wear a belt.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/12/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

More hear than light JJ. But keep on hanging yourself b

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Posted by Chris Davis on 04/12/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

Yes. I hate white people. Heap big racist

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Posted by Chris Davis on 04/12/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

@GW

Mr Davis just wants to project his racism onto someone else. In order prevent blacks from arming themselves in order to defend themselves, he finds it psychologically necessary. It's clear as a bell.

He should be ashamed of himself.

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Posted by Hadji on 04/12/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Remedial Ed

I think it's odd that the authors of this article only gave examples of of laws that R's had sponsored or supported. Are the two proposed pieces of legislation hot button issues for the authors? Are there other proposed laws that may go against the US Constitution. What about Amendments 9 & 10, the rights of states. Obviously the authors have time to write about what they want and to do the research about what they want.

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Posted by IamADingus on 04/12/2014 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

Chris, bow out if you wish, but you have presented zero facts it is "horrible legislation".

Because all discussions with progressives on any subject seem to end up about race, I should point out the fact remains I am for African-American citizens being able to openly carry guns in the state of Tennessee, and you are against it. Oh, and I reject completely your ridiculous assertion that "gangbanger" is "the new n-word". You can have the last word.

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Posted by GWCarver on 04/12/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

Posted by Chris Davis"

"My only purpose dropping in here at all was to note a botched (assuredly false) equivalency, and to state very clearly that "gangbanger" is the new n-word. And relating it to another mostly bullshit concept-- black on black crime-- doesn't help. Something like 90% of white murder victims were killed by white perps because crime is mostly about proximity and opportunity. But weirdly, "white on white" crime isn't something we hear much about."
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Concerning murder victims for whom race was known, 51.1 percent were black, 46.3 percent were white, and 2.6 percent were of other races. Race was unknown for 130 victims. (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 2.)

Of the offenders for whom race was known, 53.4 percent were black, 44.3 percent were white, and 2.3 percent were of other races. The race was unknown for 4,228 offenders. (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 3.)

US Population
- White alone, 2012 77.9%
- Black alone, 2012 13.1%

Blacks are 8 times more likely to commit murder than whites are. We have 13% of the US population committing 53% of the murders.

The rates are much worse in Memphis because of the demographics:

Memphis Population
- White alone, 2012 29.4%
- Black alone, 2012 63.3%

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Posted by JuliusJones on 04/12/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

And one more thing. The color of the pickled fish is irrelevant. So someone wants to reconsider horrible legislation for horrible reasons? It's not one story or the other, it's both.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 04/12/2014 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

I'm not having the gun argument with another anonymous commenter because that time would be more productively spent driving nails in my forehead. My only purpose dropping in here at all was to note a botched (assuredly false) equivalency, and to state very clearly that "gangbanger" is the new n-word. And relating it to another mostly bullshit concept-- black on black crime-- doesn't help. Something like 90% of white murder victims were killed by white perps because crime is mostly about proximity and opportunity. But weirdly, "white on white" crime isn't something we hear much about. True, young black men are disproportionately murder victims, but again-- proximity, hyper-segregation etc.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 04/12/2014 at 1:20 AM

Re: “Guest Post: The Grizzlies and the Spurs Blueprint

@Kevin Lipe

Congratulations on your newborn!

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Posted by Iggy on 04/11/2014 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

Mr. Crackoamerican,
The poly gamist will marry as many as they like very soon, as is your wish. As for the rest, well, let's just say you, yes you, get what you wish for. So wish, WISH, wish upon a STAR!

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Posted by Hadji on 04/11/2014 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

To sum it up, the Flyer and the Deputy House Speaker have decided against the open carry bill without bringing forth a single fact to support their position.

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Posted by GWCarver on 04/11/2014 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

Hadji,
Thank God! Now what about the BLM and the polygamists?
And Poots,
Don't forget to throw in "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State," . You don't want to snub well regulated militias.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 04/11/2014 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Remedial Ed

Good point Brunetto.

But to be totally honest with you, at this stage of my life I could not care less what some wet-behind-the-ears bureaucrat or his unelected boss thinks, says, does or acts like. In fact, I've been on to the abrogations and infringements of our inherent rights by the federal government for a long, long time.

However, I do think CL is on to something with the "Fried Pies" thing.

Posted by Nightcrawler on 04/11/2014 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

Chris, where did you get your definition for "demonizing"? I gotta tell you, it doesn't match what I found in several dictionaries.

Did you know citizens 21 and over have been able to carry concealed weapons in Arizona since 2010 - they had open carry for decades before that - unless prohibited by law from doing so by the government. (Phoenix has a population of 1.5 million, and a metro area of 4.3 million, much bigger than Memphis.) No pistol permit required, although they still have them for those who want them for out-of-state reciprocity agreements. Do you think gun crime has gone up in Arizona because this law was enacted? Do you think Arizona had a higher gun crime rate than other states during the decades it had open carry? (I don't know the answers, but if you'll give you opinion, I'll find out, if the info is available. I'm pretty sure crime didn't go up because I used to live in Arizona during the open-carry-only days prior to 2010. In three years working all over Tucson, I only saw one person carrying a gun, which was at a softball game and the gun was in a holster.)

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Posted by GWCarver on 04/11/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

"Tom"..."Yes, Ben"..."We need to make this SO simple, with as FEW words as possible, so that idiots in the government 200 years from now will not misinterpret what we mean."

How about: ".. the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,"
"How could anyone misunderstand that?" "You might be surprised."

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Posted by poots on 04/11/2014 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

Not a problem, mr crackoamerican. The commies are trapped in the desert outside of las Vegas and things aren't looking good for them. They were trying to steal a ranch for re-sale to condo and strip mall developers, frickin' frackers (and, apparently, Solyndra), but the locals have 'em trapped in a cul-de-sac and night's a'fallin'.

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Posted by Hadji on 04/11/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

Al Jaffee would be proud of you, Jackson. Not to mention Alfred.

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Posted by Dave Clancy on 04/11/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

I'm afeared that after a few years of everybody packing heat that when the commies do pour across our borders there won't be enough of us left alive or intact enough to pull a trigger, to save our republic, democracy, whatever.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 04/11/2014 at 5:19 PM

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