In August 2013, a black 17-year-old youth and his 15-year-old accomplice robbed and shot a young white woman in the course of an armed robbery on the street in Brunswick. After she refused to give up her purse, these two thugs shot her in the leg and then the 17-year-old shot and killed her 13-month-old baby sitting in his stroller. The killing was deliberate and committed in the course of an armed robbery.
We did not see the Rev. Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson advocating protests against these two violent felons. Minister Louis Farrakahn probably thought this was a magnificent idea, judged by his rhetoric following the riots in Missouri and New York. We can only assume from the lack of action on the part of the black community that while black lives matter, white ones do not.
So, citizens of Georgia, what does this say about racism in our state? Is the problem in the white community or is it shared equally by the black culture?
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How offended would black people be if white people wore T-shirts that said “don’t shoot the kid.”
-- Bob Hubbard
Last Friday the Telegraph published a truncated version of a letter I submitted regarding armed robberies in gun-free zones. What they published was the build-up. Here’s the point.
Some believe if we just disarm all law- abiding citizens there will be no more crime. As a line from a favorite Steely Dan song goes, “It just couldn’t be, and only a fool would say that.” Are we morally obliged to wait meekly until that last magazine has been emptied before whoever is left can try to subdue the perpetrators) until the police arrive. How is that working out in places like Australia and Great Britain (and the Waffle House)?
While gun-free zones do provide me with a ready excuse that my wife will accept for staying out of places I don’t like to go, what about the places I do like? Perhaps I have a tainted view of the world, as seen through the eyes of a retired Marine and NRA certified firearms instructor. Be that as it may, I think that anyone who is not packing is asking for it.
It’s time for those of us who cherish our constitutional freedoms to boycott gun-free zones (where only outlaws have guns). This will also provide the residual benefit of greater access to such places for those with a death wish. The only other reasonable alternative would be to ignore the prohibitions and carry concealed. Hey, now that’s a thought!
-- Joel Raley
Can a dog enlist?
AC Pup’s article claiming that he has been a “Good boy” this year was a laugh. I remember around Veterans Day holiday, he was claiming that “not all veterans are people.” “Some are military Dogs.” He was trying to stir up a controversy. In his dreams. Can a dog take the Oath of Enlistment:
“ I, (State your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the president of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
-- J.S. Waters
When do they arrive?
Does anyone know when the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson will be arriving in Macon to arrange protest marches, organize boycotts and encourage mayhem because of the killings of three black citizens at Wings Cafe?
-- Charles McCutchen