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Why No Discussion of Black on Black Crime?

The Daily Caller wants to know:

The reason so many people want to discuss Trayvon’s shooting is that it advances a narrative of racial hatred, while discussing black-on-black murders does not. But the black community would be far better off if there was an open dialogue about black-on-black crime and the black community’s culture of death.

The media is much much more comfortable speaking about racial hatred than they are black-on-black crime. I’ve often believed gun control is a cop out to avoid having to discuss the topic. Suggesting that we ought to disarm blacks, without disarming everyone else, is thankfully, legally and politically untenable and would be regarded by most people as a racist policy. But it’s perfectly OK to suggest laws that apply to blacks and whites equally, but just happen to make the right to own and carry a gun much more difficult for blacks to exercise because of the cost and discretion often given authorities to deny “unsuitable persons.”

It’s always been a very interesting coincidence that most of our gun laws are aimed at making gun ownership more expensive. This is a minor burden to whites, who’s average household income is 67% higher than the average household income of blacks. But for poor blacks, who’s need for self-protection is probably considerably more acute than your average suburban dweller, a 120 dollar gun permit might be a difficult obstacle. That’s why I think everyone ought to be outraged at the latest ruling from New York City, which suggests New York’s insane fees for exercising Second Amendment rights are just fine constitutionally:

The judge says there’s no evidence the fee has stopped anyone from exercising their rights. He says the city showed the fee helps cover administrative costs.

Easy for a well paid, comparatively, judge to say. If the public demands to interfere with individual rights for the public good, the public should bear all the cost. To do otherwise is to say that some American’s rights are more important than other Americans. Bloomberg should be ashamed.

10 Responses to “Why No Discussion of Black on Black Crime?”

  1. Harry Schell says:

    How about black on white or other races crime?

    The media silence on such matters, eveen when the situation is increadibly depraved, displays nothing but bigotry on someone’s part.

    Where are the racists? A lot of places media people won’t admit.

  2. Jon says:

    It is a mistake I think to think of this as am organic media response to what happened.

    The lawyers TM’s parents hired are famous for stirring up exactly this kind of media frenzy. This is the end result of a three week(Ish) carefully planned and coordinated campaign on their part.

    There is no denying they are impressively skilled at what they do.

  3. TS says:

    He says the city showed the fee helps cover administrative costs.

    Here’s an idea. Drop all the administrative BS.

    • kfg says:

      This is the same state that refused to remove the toll booths when they had paid for the Thruway, as promised when they put them in, because . . . without them they couldn’t pay the salaries of the toll collectors.

      I wish to hell I were making that up.

  4. Dave says:

    How does one justify excessive cost in a court of law? Do we have any studies that could have been referenced to explain just how extraordinary $340 is? Hell, this adds 33% to a Boberg 2-year waitlisted gun… The fact that CCW laws reduce crime is commonsense, but only until we have publicly available studies that document this finding would this apparent to everyone.

    Of course the court finding is outrageous, but lacking reference able authoritative material, of course a NY Court would rule this way… they think it’s the center of the world….

    • Sage Thrasher says:

      Minimum wage = $7.25. That makes it roughly 46 hours–before taxes–a minimum wage worker would have to work to pay $340. That’s more than a 1/4 of a month’s wages for minimum wage workers lucky enough to have a full-time job, not counting the cost of taking time off of work to file the papers, etc. Don’t tell me this isn’t about keeping guns out of the hands of the poor.

  5. Sigivald says:

    This is a minor burden to whites, who’s average household income is 67% higher than the average household income of blacks. But for poor blacks, who’s need for self-protection is probably considerably more acute than your average suburban dweller, a 120 dollar gun permit might be a difficult obstacle

    It’s also a burden to poor whites and poor hispanics.

    I don’t mean this as a correction against its burden to poor blacks, but an addition to the thesis; there seems to be a discomfort from gun control advocates about letting any poor person defend themselves.

    There’s probably as much class as race involved in the calculus, these days.

  6. Patrick H says:

    I was considering bringing this up in a comment on another post.

    Blacks make up 10% of the population, but as a percentage of crime its way higher (not sure of the exact percentage).

    Its a hard problem because its a cultural problem, not a policy problem. Less guns won’t help. More focus on white hate won’t help. When blacks eschew education because its a white thing, laws won’t help.

    One of my good friends in college was in the student government with me. It was mostly but not entirely white. He told me he had people from the black student group ask him “Why do you hang out with those white people?” He didn’t understand.

    • Zermoid says:

      And he shouldn’t.
      I grew up in an area where whites were the minority, and I never realized it until a few years ago when I found an old school picture. I was the only white boy in the pic! Never realized it at the time that almost all my friends were black, and believe that’s how it should be.

      Always did wonder why my dad’s only question when I went out on a date was “is she white?” though.

  7. Randal Flag says:

    Because as it relates to the Tyavon Martin issue, it is not relevant. The issue around Tyavon deals with the lack of investigatory due process concerning his death.

    It is one thing when black tugs take the life of other members of the community vs the local or state official who devalues the life of a member of that community by not following due process. In other words the black community has higher expectations of the “System ” then it does of its criminal element. If it should not, then please advise and I will stand informed.

    I had a friend who was involved in community patrole to help stem B ON B violence. He was himself murdered for his efforts. He is still in the NYC Cold case file. Hope I have answred the question. I do however have two questions I would like to ask. 1. Why is it that when black people raise any issue of racial injusctice people wan to ask what about B on B crime and 2 Why is that with all of the coverage I have seen with community leders and everyday people fighting against B On B crime that for some reason white people seem to never catch those broaadcast of forget that they ever happen? Help me understand.

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