And, once again, I must point this out.

Point what out, you ask?

That while Leonard Pitts makes a lot of good points here, I am quite sure he would likely advocate the same policies he decries in this piece, to rid us of “the scourge of illegal guns,” or however he would put it. To be fair, he isn’t the only one, but he is one of the higher-profile media figures advocating for an end to the War on Some Drugs.

And as far as minorities and New York City go, why isn’t Pitts (or anyone else) calling for an end to the highly discriminatory gun laws there? After all, there are going to be a lot of poor black New Yorkers who are absolutely not going to be able to afford that $340 (plus $91.50 fingerprinting fee!) to apply for a gun permit. And if they get caught with a gun without a permit, they’re going to be just as far up Shit Creek as those who are caught with illegal drugs.

Where’s the justice for them?

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3 Responses to “And, once again, I must point this out.”

  1. 3boxesofbs Says:

    In many ways the war on drugs has aided/abetted and created (in part) the War on Most Guns.

    Of course Pitts won’t recognize that nor will he recognize that ending the war on drugs will reduce the chances of getting ‘illegal guns off the streets’. Of course, ending the war on drugs will reduce the need for some to have illegal guns, will reduce the number of prohibited persons, etc.

    • southtexaspistolero Says:

      In many ways the war on drugs has aided/abetted and created (in part) the War on Most Guns.

      Yep. The whole thing technically started with Prohibition, as NFA ’34 was by and large targeted at the gangsters who made all their money running illegal hooch, if I remember right.

  2. Aewl Says:

    Reblogged this on Aewl's Abode.

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