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Juan Williams: Race Ought to Be Inescapable Part of Gun Debate

Dan_NV Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 9:54 AM
I have to add an obligatory to Juan Williams' comments. He is right in as far as it goes but he ties gun control and gun violence to the murders in black and other minority communities. He correctly points out drugs and gangs as the root cause of the violence but let's get real; controlling the ability of law abiding citizens to obtain and possess an assault style weapon or a large capacity magazine will do "NOTHING" to reduce either the weapons or the violence related to drugs and gangs. In many cases, they possess fully automatic weapons, already banned by the law. Tying them to the assault weapons ban is faux argument and a straw dog, backdoor attempt to push an agenda.
RodT Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 10:02 AM
Our elected leaders have been waging their war on drugs for decades now.
The problem with the war, like everything they do, criminals don't follow their many laws to stop the sale / possion / use of drugs. Just law abiding citizens follow their laws, and thus the problem.

Forcing their law on law abiding citizens, does nothing to alter the behavior of the criminals.
Gun laws have the same effect, except with their "gun free zones" they have provided the crininals with killing fields.
activated Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 10:16 AM
Dont forget the highly successful war on poverty. Trillions spent, so many helped....

Crazy right winger Juan Williams was on Fox News' Happening Now yesterday to talk about his most recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he argues a discussion on race should be a major component of the gun control debate. Williams, who favors an assault weapons ban, high capacity magazine ban and universal background checks, believes the real major problem of gun violence in the black community is too often ignored, calling it an "astonishing" omission. Williams also argues the only real solution to this type of violence and to change the gangster culture is to rebuild the...