Honestly, here in America, the gun nuts are starting to scare me as much as the criminals. At least with the criminals we know their terrain, what they are looking for, and who they are targeting. With these gun nuts you just never know.
"IT WAS THE phone call gun enthusiasts feared under President Obama's America, and it came unexpectedly on a Thursday for one South Jersey man sucking down some cold ones at the local Applebee's.
Come home now, the police are here. They want to take a look at your guns.
Police in Carneys Point, Salem County, said Shawn Moore was "ranting and waiving," "aggressive" and acting "arrogantly" when he rushed home from the restaurant March 14 to find them there, asking to look at his firearms because of an anonymous call they had received about his children's safety.
Moore later apologized for his behavior, police said, and his wife, Julie, told them he was still reeling from Obama's election in 2008.
"While we were waiting, Julie stood and spoke to us stating, Shawn has not been the same person since President Obama was elected. She stated he is obsessed with gun control, owning weapons and his right to bear arms," an officer wrote in the police report, obtained Tuesday by the Daily News. "Julie seemed embarrassed at her husband's behavior, however, she did not seem surprised."
Moore made national headlines last week after it was reported that someone saw a picture on Facebook of his son holding the military-looking .22-caliber rifle he received for his 11th birthday and called both police and New Jersey's Division of Children and Families. Moore wrote about the incident on an online firearms forum afterward, and the story went national after Glenn Beck's conservative news site, The Blaze, picked it up.
The police report said the anonymous caller had expressed other concerns as well, claiming that Julie Moore instructed her son to shoot "anyone who breaks in to their home" and that Shawn Moore had "issues with alcohol" and multiple DUI offenses.
When Moore got home, police said he smelled of alcohol and he definitely had an issue with officers and DCF workers being there. Moore had spoken with noted firearms attorney Evan Nappen on the phone before he arrived and immediately asked the officers and DCF workers to leave.
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Now maybe you see why I am scared for this country's future. Maybe it will all end after O leaves office, but somehow I don't think it will. Unfortunately the more threatened these people feel about their position in Amurderca is the more unhinged they become.
Greg Thrasher wrote a very thought provoking essay after visiting a gun control rally in Maryland, recently. Here are some excerpts from his article:
"The supporters of gun control were diverse in hue and gender while the supporters against gun control was almost 100% white males. This raw visual has now informed me to pen this commentary.
Recent media accounts have reported and documented that during the Obama presidency unlike any other modern day presidency the gun sales in our nation have been brisk with sales of guns in excess of 65,000,000. The overwhelming purchasers of these guns have been white males. The proliferation of guns in our society has been stunning and staggering . America even before the election of its first person of color was and remains the number #1 Arms Merchant on the planet. Our arms industry is the greatest manufacturer in the world when it comes to armaments and weapons of destruction. The gun lobbies from the NRA to those who shill to supply the Defense Department is unparallel.(sic) There is right now in the country a frenzy surrounding guns it stings the air with fear and in many venues a giddy aroma.
America is where democracy is exported our Department of Defense's budget comes close to a trillion dollars a year every year. Our society is a culture where violence is worshipped and exported . In America the gun is worshipped as a sacred artifact. The fervor for guns is beyond any sense of reason and borders on insanity. Gun violence not only destroys lives but the health costs of gun violence is in the billions. The reality of suicides and gun mishaps in the homes of families is tragic and senseless.
It is critical that as a nation and culture we must take a life altering posture and position towards the possession and ownership of guns especially in communities of color where the carnage of guns is creating killing fields. Many have even uttered the words that in Black venues folks are engaged in a self destructive community inflicted ethnic cleansing . Into this gun abyss the staff of PLANE IDEAS has endorsed the total confiscation of all guns. We support government mandated gun confiscation ASAP.
For Black folks in many venues across the country we need to have a calibrated examination and analysis of gun confiscation. What is more lethal for the Black community and progressives gun ownership where the majority of guns are owned by the majority population( read Whites) or the absence of all gun ownership even guns owned by Blacks.
We have to ask, as change agents, which is safer and more secure for us as a people and a community. Clearly the loss of life at the hand of guns owned by the majority against Blacks is greater than the loss of life by Blacks against Blacks. Gun confiscation means a longer mortality and morbidity in the face of gun violence. Our communities are more secure and safe from gun violence with the absence of guns than the ownership and possession of guns in our homes and in the community ."
Well Greg, I suspect that you Negroes are safe for now. But if the bad apples among us keep showing out, what do you think will happen when the unhinged mobs from the "majority" population come to drive us out because of a perceived threat? Shawn Moore is just one of many.
If the President's daughters can have their safety compromised by a right wing rag, what do you think will become of the rest of us Negroes?
You Negroes better grab some books and start reading about Rosewood, Florida.