I AM MORE AFRAID OF WHITE, LEGAL
GUN OWNERS THAN ACTUAL MURDERERS
The Baltimore Sun recently published an op-ed that is both maddeningly idiotic and hilariously ironic regarding the city’s incredible amount of gun violence.
In the piece, columnist Tricia Bishop claims that she is more afraid of legal gun owners than she is of those who illegally purchase and use guns in the inner city — you know, the ones who are actually murdering people.
Lets stop there. That alone is ridiculous. Not only are her fears statistically ludicrous, but they serve just to compound the fears Americans have against legal gun owners. These people want one thing, to get guns outlawed, and they’ll spread as many lies as they can to make it happen.
Continue reading, however, and it gets really odd: To try to defend her outrageous remarks, she explains her “privilege” to live in a segregated city.
Excuse me? It sounds as if Ms. Bishop accidentally let her inner racist out. She feels safe, evidentially, because she doesn’t have to live with all the racial minorities that are responsible for the city’s sky-high murder rates.
Well this can be solved fairly easily. If Tricia Bishop is less afraid of those criminals than she is the white, middle-class people with whom she currently lives, maybe she should move to the inner-city, among those who make her feel “safe.”
She’d probably change her mind pretty quickly, if she makes it out alive.
If you’re white, middle-class, and are a legal gun owner, The Baltimore Sun is afraid of you. More so even then they are of the illegal gun touting murderers currently overtaking their city’s streets. Just read the recent article published in the publication, written by Tricia Bishop:
It’s inevitable when my husband and I visit family these days that the subject of violence in Baltimore comes up. Often, I’m the one who raises it. But when it came up last week on a trip to see my parents in Georgia, I got my back up. I thought of the 11-hour drive south and the billboards we passed along I-81 boasting guns for sale (“A Glock for Christmas”!), and of the story my brother-in-law, who lives in Florida, told of a neighbor stopping by to shoot the breeze in his suburban driveway, a handgun holstered at the man’s waist as their kids played nearby.
I’m less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore, I declared as we discussed the issue, than I am by those permitted gun owners. I know how to stay out of the line of Baltimore’s illegal gunfire; I have the luxury of being white and middle class in a largely segregated city that reserves most of its shootings for poor, black neighborhoods overtaken by “the game.” The closest I typically get to the action is feeling the chest-thumping vibrations of the Foxtrot police helicopter flying overhead in pursuit of someone who might be a few streets over, but might as well be a world away. But I don’t know where the legal gun owners are or how to ensure that their children, no matter how well versed in respecting firearms, won’t one day introduce that weapon to my daughter.
It’s probably good that op-eds like this get published. The more the anti-gun lobby talks, the more ridiculous they reveal themselves to be. Keep talking, Tricia Bishop. All you’re doing is strengthening America’s adherence to the Second Amendment.
This is about the most ignorant thing I think I have ever heard…….