Role of race in gun control debate
Williams extends this debate fully in a Wall Street Journal article published on March 26th, 2013:
The No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34: being murdered with a gun.
By JUAN WILLIAMS
"This week much of the talk about gun control concerns New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $12 million ad campaign to put pressure on senators in key states to support legislation that he backs. Or the talk is about the National Rifle Association's pushback against the Bloomberg campaign. Then there was last week's mini-tempest over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision not to include Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assault-weapon ban in a comprehensive gun-control bill the Senate will take up next month.One thing you don't hear much about in the discussions of guns: race.That is an astonishing omission, because race ought to be an inescapable part of the debate. Gun-related violence and murders are concentrated among blacks and Latinos in big cities. Murders with guns are the No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34. But talking about race in the context of guns would also mean taking on a subject that can't be addressed by passing a law: the family-breakdown issues that lead too many minority children to find social status and power in guns.The statistics are staggering. In 2009, for example, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 54% of all murders committed, overwhelmingly with guns, are murders of black people. Black people are about 13% of the population."
It's quite obvious why the liberal media, Barack Obama, or anyone in the Democratic leadership won't address this travesty---they are all cowards when it comes to admitting the truth about where the guns are doing the most damage in this nation. It simply wouldn't fit their pathetic narrative of only radical right-wing conservatives clinging to their Guns and Bibles, while sadly a huge minority of Americans are mired in poverty with a "self-slaughtering" mentality. Keep looking the other way President Obama. You've only got three and a half more years when it's no longer "your problem". We could certainly use more Juan Williams' who chose to speak out on this issue.