Thread: Phil Elmore and the Martialist
11/03/2004 10:55am, #121Originally Posted by Don Gwinn
One, I am suspicious of online essays with sketchy citations and credentials. Maybe it is my overly-dissmissive, pointy-headed academic training, but so much online information is unreliable to makes it hard for me to take their points at face value.
That said, I'm starting to agree with DG on some of these points. Mrs. Afronaut is a lawyer and sees laws (gun and drug especially) applied unfairly to blacks and hispanics all the time. I.e. the penality for possession of the same amount of crack is A LOT higher than powered cocaine. Gun crimes can fall the same way. I am still a fan of much stricter gun control laws, but I can agree that what we have now disproportionally effects black, hispanics and the poor.
It's just that I think the laws should be rewritten and enforced differently, not scrapped or kneecapped (yes, yes, I know, a gun metaphor in a gun control argument."
Last edited by afronaut; 11/03/2004 5:25pm at .I dork harder than any of you can imagine.
11/03/2004 11:00am, #122Originally Posted by afronautOriginally Posted by Don Gwinn
If gun control in the past (or even now) has been racist and / or ineffective, that doesn't mean it can't be fair effective now.I dork harder than any of you can imagine.