Yesterday, Richard Fowler, a black liberal, said on Fox news that “if these kids didn’t have a gun, Christopher Lane would be alive today.” Really? How anyone could possibly know this is beyond me. They may have just beaten him to death. Or run over him. Then, I suppose, he would be blaming the car.
Besides, there are a lot of “ifs” that could be called out here, all of them more important than whether or not they had a gun. If they were at home, for example, Lane would be alive. If they were studying. If they were playing basketball or football or riding their bikes. If they were at work. If they were out fishing with their dad. If they were helping their mother with housework.
The list is almost infinite. But at least these are things that we can control, and that can have a more immediate impact, and that doesn’t need an act of Congress – literally. But keep talking about gun control, Fowler, because that will ensure that no black person gets offended – and that the problem will persist.
Finally, while I’m no big fan of guns, I did have a .22 when I was a kid. I shot it at tin cans, milk jugs, and paper targets nailed to trees. But somehow I managed to not kill anyone with it.
Star Jones appeared on Piers Morgan last night to talk about last week’s horrific shooting death of Christopher Lane. Lane was a 22-year old Aussie going to college in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship. He was jogging when three teens drove up behind him, shot him in the back, and left him for dead. The three ranged in ages from 15 to 17, two were black, and one white.
While it’s still too early to know who the ring-leader was, or who pulled the trigger, there is little doubt these three thugs were responsible. In fact they told the police they did it “because they were bored.” There’s also evidence they wanted to be “gangstas,” and at least one of them had a criminal past.
I can hear Bill O-Reilly congratulating himself already. And he should.
Last night Piers Morgan, who labeled George Zimmerman a racist and a murderer just weeks after the shooting, and sticks to that unfounded position even today, never even brought up the issue of race. Neither did Ms. Jones. Not once.
Instead they talked about gun control. And while I agree with Morgan on many gun control issues, like background checks and limited magazines, he is way off when it comes to racial issues. He would rather pander to black America than actually help them.
In fact, it seems he would rather talk about anything but personal responsibility or parental influence, or the lack of male role models, or the pervasive “gangsta culture” in young, black America, and that these thugs were apparently a part of. These in fact are topics to be carefully avoided on CNN.
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