Wednesday, 21 March 2012

the right to bear arms

A young man was shot by a neighbour in Florida for walking home from the shops.

Dramatic police intervention in NZ on the basis of anti-terror legislation has quietly shed weight over a few years until four people are charged for possession of certain firearms.

In one case, a gun has brought about the worst possible outcome: cold blooded murder for the crime of being black. In another case, guns provide a faint pathetic last-word whimper of a violent yet flaccid state.

In both cases, it's really about race.

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