1.30.2006

Bang bang

Just a brief comment, nothing indepth, but as I was watching the Fox 10 O'Clock News (and not writing my paper, like a good student), I found the high number of gun-related crimes and deaths in Washington, D.C., (The Triumvirate's home city) that were being covered more than a tad ironic, considering the capital's current gun control laws. How are those working out, fellas?

-The Talent

4 Comments:

  • Washington, D.C. has so much crime because of gun control laws, true, but the real problem is violent race conflicts. I recommend you move to a city with less blacks if you don't want to worry about handguns.

    By Blogger Joe B, at 11:14 PM  

  • Interesting point. I did not mean that the gun control laws are the primary cause for the violence, only that they were not helping at all. I think there are a great deal of factors which contribute to the crime rate here, but race conflicts certainly is one.

    And thanks for reading the blog, keep coming back!

    -The Talent

    By Blogger The Triumvirate, at 6:37 PM  

  • You're absolutely right.

    First, there is no empirical evidence to support the notion that relaxing gun laws reduces crime. True, crime has gone down since "right to carry" laws began being passed, but that is true of states that did not pass such laws as well, indicating that there are other societal factors involved. What we SHOULD be focusing on in this debate is not the theory that increasing guns MIGHT decrease crime, it is the unassailable fact that increasing guns does NOT INCREASE crime. The doomsayers who predict heinous consequences with the relaxation of gun laws in the slightest degree are demonstrably and undeniable wrong.

    Secondly, the vast majority of violent crmes are committed by a specific demographic and against a specific demographic. Namely, young black males commit violent crimes against other young black males at an alarming rate. These are not "racial conflicts" in the traditional sense. Interracial crimes are actually quite rare.

    Kevin at the Smallest Minority Posted an excellent piece last week making this very point...complete with convincing statistics and easy to read graphs.

    By Blogger Sailorcurt, at 10:12 PM  

  • I'll be sure to read it, thanks for the link. Also, I honestly don't know very much in the way of race-related conflicts, but thinking back on what I do know, what you said sounds dead-on.

    -The Talent

    By Blogger The Triumvirate, at 12:05 AM  

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