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Baltimore Men March to Stem Violence
Baltimore Sun ^ | July 5, 2013 | Tricia Phillips

Posted on 07/06/2013 8:19:52 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

On a day when at least four people were shot in Baltimore before dinner time — two of them fatally —hundreds of city men took to the streets in a planned 10-mile march along North Avenue, shutting down portions of the thoroughfare, to protest the recent spike in gun violence.

"There's a war going on in our streets" that "starts and ends with our young black men," City Councilman Brandon Scott told the crowd, which included the mayor and police commissioner. "We're going to take our city back. … We can no longer stand on the backs of the women."

Scott and family friend Munir Bahar, who was in trouble as a kid but turned his life around to mentor other city kids, organized the 300 Man March. It was modeled after the 1995 Million Man March in Washington D.C., a massive show of solidarity among African-American men.

The idea was to stir Baltimore's men to action in their own neighborhoods and homes to stop the cycle of violence so frequently driven by drugs and gangs. While many have called on authorities to stem the tide, this was the first time the larger community has come together to fight back.

More than 40 people have been shot since summer began, with 20 of them struck in a single weekend. On Friday, at least four more people were shot by late afternoon. They were homicide numbers 119 and 120 this year.

In an impassioned speech before the march, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts implored those within earshot to take action, saying repeatedly that this wasn't about numbers for him, but about faces.

There are "just too many black faces dying on the streets," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: anthonywbatts; baltimore; brandonscott; maryland; munirbahar
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1 posted on 07/06/2013 8:19:52 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"There's a war going on in our streets" that "starts and ends with our young black men," City Councilman Brandon Scott told the crowd, which included the mayor and police commissioner.

Ya think?

2 posted on 07/06/2013 8:24:49 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’ll take these people seriously when they stop stomping all over the right of the people to keep and bear arms and shoot back at the vermin.


3 posted on 07/06/2013 8:24:51 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NotYourAverageDhimmi.
On a day when at least four people were shot in Baltimore before dinner time -- two of them fatally -- hundreds of city men took to the streets in a planned 10-mile march along North Avenue, shutting down portions of the thoroughfare, to protest the recent spike in gun violence... City Councilman Brandon Scott... and family friend Munir Bahar, who was in trouble as a kid but turned his life around to mentor other city kids, organized the 300 Man March. It was modeled after the 1995 Million Man March in Washington D.C., a massive show of solidarity among African-American men. More than 40 people have been shot since summer began, with 20 of them struck in a single weekend.

4 posted on 07/06/2013 8:27:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Freak State Ping!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 07/06/2013 8:28:42 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Standing Wolf

yup


6 posted on 07/06/2013 8:32:07 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I believe Baltimore is the heroin capital of the US..


7 posted on 07/06/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Roccus
"starts and ends with our young black men,"

You mean someone actually said it???

I take it Brandon is not white.

8 posted on 07/06/2013 8:36:34 PM PDT by digger48
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Well, it’s a start,maybe. I wish them luck, their community is falling apart.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 8:36:58 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

If Obama had a son....

He’d be another dead gangsta wannabe.

And another, and another, and another


11 posted on 07/06/2013 8:45:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: cardinal4

Baltimore is one scary town and I live in the city of Cleveland.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 8:45:20 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: jocon307

You would have to be whole at one point to fall apart.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 8:46:44 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They gonna march.
Now ain’t that just special?


14 posted on 07/06/2013 8:46:54 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Philly is beautiful this time of year as well. /s


15 posted on 07/06/2013 8:47:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Jim from C-Town

“Baltimore is one scary town -——”


Great ballpark though.

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16 posted on 07/06/2013 8:56:31 PM PDT by Mears
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Well gee that’s so cute—all fired up and no where to go but by God they be marching-—guys take a breath—this will stop when black America quits embracing or tolerating the culture of rampant illegitimate child birth, the culture of contempt for education, the culture of really moronic gang banging, the culture of professional victim. I’m pretty sure this march and your outrage will make you feel better but it has all of the impact of an Obama promise-—short fuse weak bang....


17 posted on 07/06/2013 9:07:34 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: Tupelo

If you have no ideas or solutions, MARCH!

It makes you look good for a couple minutes. Then you go back to sitting on your butt.

What they need to do is KICK butts instead of sitting on their own.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 9:17:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

In one way, Baltimore is almost my favorite city. I love Ft. McHenry and the Edgar Allen Poe sites, among other things. But... and I grew up in the heart of a major city — I have never been as scared as two different times in Baltimore. I’m lucky that nothing happened, but boy..


19 posted on 07/06/2013 9:38:27 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: EEGator

About the only city I have been to that I more scary than Baltimore is Philadelphia. Don’t get me wrong. I t
live in Cleveland. In the city. It can be scary in some parts, but none does ghetto like Philly and Baltimore.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 9:39:23 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Mears

Yes. We have a great one as well. They are among the best.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 9:40:04 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Borax Queen

I hear you. I walked from the inner harbor back to my Downtown Baltimore hotel at night alone and I was just plane frightened. Never do that again.

Also spent a couple scary nights in Detroit.

Never felt uncomfortable in Chicago, even when working in South Side. That was about a decade ago, I imagine it is exponentially worse now. Barry organized that community something good!


22 posted on 07/06/2013 9:46:38 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

That’s almost what happened to me! The first time (early 90s), I was trying to go to an Edgar Allen Poe site (from the Inner Harbor area). It was past downtown and the stadium, but no one had warned me... All of a sudden, I was in the worst bombed-out scary area.

Having grown up in a city (and spending a little bit of time in Oakland, NYC, so on), I knew to not show fear and just keep walking. I actually didn’t even see any people, but felt eyes on me... So I made it and some guardian angels (a young couple about my age, but they had a car) rescued me. The site wasn’t even open that day — maybe they were scared too.

Then, a couple of years ago, I foolishly took the light rail from the airport to downtown.... I really thought I’d be murdered or at least mugged. I have never been so happy to arrive downtown and see all the sports-goers. I walked to the Marriott from there, and all was fine.

I’m not a paranoid or nervous person typically, but these two times were about the most fear I’ve ever been in in a city! I’m used to being on my own, and traveled throughout Mexico and South America. Never felt afraid down there, other than one creepy time in a Mexican bar (thank goodness with friends that time).

It just kills and saddens me that this glorious city — full of American history and monuments — is so frightening in spots.

And about Chicago — spent some time there (Marquette Park) in the 80s, but would be really afraid now. I don’t even like my husband flying through Midway :(


23 posted on 07/06/2013 10:06:52 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Jim from C-Town

Philly, my lovely place of birth.

Moving just outside there next week.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 10:21:09 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Jim from C-Town

My brother lived downtown just off Lincoln park a decade ago. It was pretty nice, you could walk to everything. Things felt safe and looked clean. Back then the yuppies were taking over neighborhoods, but I hear that trend is reversing. Brother moved to the burbs around 2004 and left the state after they doubled his income tax last year.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 10:29:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Approximate population of Baltimore: 620,000. Approximate Black population of Baltimore: 394,000 (63.6%). Approximate Black male population of Baltimore: 183,000 (46.4%).

Number of people at march: about 600 of 183,000 (0.33%).

How seriously are Black men in Baltimore really taking this problem?

26 posted on 07/06/2013 10:34:32 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Separated by a common language.)
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To: EEGator

Back in the 70s we used to go visit my great uncle who was retired from the railroad and who lived in a row house in a fairly poor part of the city.

I’d play with the kids on the block while the parental units made small talk.

Nobody got hurt and nobody died.

Later, we had to go see my dying grandad at Hopkins frequently.

Other than a feral stealing the CB radio outta mom’s car, we felt perfectly safe walking around.

It wasn’t always a jungle.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 10:51:02 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: digger48
You mean someone actually said it??? I take it Brandon is not white.

You are correct. If he had been a white male Republican, his VILE RACIST comment would have dominated the MSM nightly news.

No double standards here, not a one.

28 posted on 07/06/2013 11:38:39 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Roccus

You would not get me to DRIVE ten miles on North Avenue. That street has been a crime ridden crap hole going back to the 1970’s.


29 posted on 07/07/2013 3:48:10 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Standing Wolf

>>I’ll take these people seriously when they stop stomping all over the right of the people to keep and bear arms and shoot back at the vermin.

I came across a really interesting article recently that goes a long way towards explaining why so many blacks support anti-2A and -self defense laws. After reading this, I’m not sure it is something that can be overcome. There are deep cultural issues at work that make it unlikely.

This essay is by John Ross, the author of Unintended Consequences, and is a little slow to get going, but reveals an important aspect regarding race and gun control.

Race, Values, the O.J. Verdict, and Right-To-Carry, or A Statistician Explains a Conundrum
http://web.archive.org/web/20070706054607/http://www.john-ross.net/race&rtc.htm


30 posted on 07/07/2013 4:11:41 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Did you notice they really didn’t really condemn the criminals committing the violence?


31 posted on 07/07/2013 4:16:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They KNOW that the first step is to stop voting Democrat, but they won’t so all of this is show business probably to get another Obama grant for new basketball courts.


32 posted on 07/07/2013 4:24:21 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

How about this: Start throwing RATS out of office.


33 posted on 07/07/2013 4:30:09 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: AppyPappy

Thank you. This is a common theme with these marches against black deaths, which are somewhat not rare in the US. They don’t seem to mind murder, they just mind black victims.


34 posted on 07/07/2013 4:32:03 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Exactly, that is why they are empty gestures. The criminals don’t hear themselves in the message.


35 posted on 07/07/2013 4:33:56 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I recently drove through Baltimore on US 40. It was sacry.

I crossed one bridge with potholes that had potholes.


36 posted on 07/07/2013 4:36:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

“just too many black faces dying on the streets,” .....

Doesn’t make any difference what color dead people are, “dead” is dead. Shooting/killing one another has become a cultural thing for these people.


37 posted on 07/07/2013 5:00:44 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Progov

Had to drive through a ghetto area of Baltimore to take my son to a doctor’s appt. I swear at one point, had the light turned green two seconds later, I would have been one of those victims of black on white crime we read about everyday. A group of them had spotted me and were ready to make their move. I thank God for gas in the car and enough light to get the hell out of that place. It looked like we were literally on another planet.

These marches are absolutely useless. Here’s a few more concrete and cost free suggestions:

1. Pick up all the trash in their streets. This could start tomorrow. It would at least show they have some concern about the community they live in. You drive through and it literally looks like a trash bomb went off.

2. Do the next thing that is free. Go down to the justice of the peace and marry the women they impregnated. (I guess for some, they’d have to first figure out WHO their kids are, or how many they actually have with more than one woman!) Move in. BE THERE so the woman can go to work without having to pay daycare (and charge it to the taxpayers). Clean up the house while you’re home. Pick the kids up at school and walk them home so they aren’t subjected to the dangers of the neighborhood. Spend time with them. Let them know you. Don’t do drugs that day. Don’t drink ...just be a parent to the kids you brought into the world. Don’t abuse the woman, either. Have some respect for her as the mother of your children.

3. With the money you save from doing that, enroll in some courses at the local college. Learn a skill. Then take advantage of all the affirmative action jobs that are ready and waiting for you to take.

4. Take the money you normally spend on saggy jeans and gold chains and buy a normal outfit. Make an attempt to dress according to the norms of civilized society.

5. Take that woman, those kids, put on your nice outfit and walk through your clean streets to Church. Learn moral values. Lend a hand to those around you who are less fortunate.

Five suggestions ...all relatively cost free. No need for “aid or assistance” from anyone. All possible and achievable for a person with two legs, two arms, and half a brain between their ears. My own disabled son does more with less than any of these people ever seem to do.

A pipe dream, I know. These people will never clean up, will never do the right thing. Never. It’s too boring. But I’ll tell you one thing — I’m GD sick of subsidizing THEIR choice not to do the right thing, because WE do the right thing ...every day of our lives. I don’t get why they continuously get a pass.

3.


38 posted on 07/07/2013 6:20:59 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"There's a war going on in our streets" that "starts and ends with our young black men," City Councilman Brandon Scott told the crowd

Hey wait, isn't that profiling?

39 posted on 07/07/2013 6:23:21 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: PghBaldy
They don’t seem to mind murder, they just mind black victims.

Some Reverend: "We need to stop black-on-black violence!"

Person who can read between the lines: "Why don't you just say 'We need to stop the violence?' It sounds like you're cool with the violence as long as the victim isn't black."

40 posted on 07/07/2013 7:03:50 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Standing Wolf
I’ll take these people seriously when they stop stomping all over the right of the people to keep and bear arms and shoot back at the vermin.

Do you realize that these young black men are exercising their right to keep and bear arms and most of their victims would be considered vermin.

41 posted on 07/07/2013 8:13:39 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Do you realize that these young black men are exercising their right to keep and bear arms and most of their victims would be considered vermin.

I guess I must have overlooked that.

In full seriousness: it doesn't matter whether a criminal's victim is a fellow criminal or the saintliest person in town: murder is murder is murder.

The sad sorry simple fact of the matter remains unchanged: it's impossible for ordinary law-abiding American citizens in Maryland to keep and bear arms legally for their own defense.

42 posted on 07/07/2013 9:18:46 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf
it's impossible for ordinary law-abiding American citizens in Maryland to keep and bear arms legally for their own defense.

This is true. But my point would be that even if you had Vermont style Constitutional gun rights in Maryland it wouldn't make a difference to the young black males in Baltimore who mainly shoot their fellow young black males, of the sort hardly considered ordinary law-abiding American citizens. They all disregard gun control laws anyway.

43 posted on 07/07/2013 9:48:41 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Borax Queen

Shining cities turning into cesspools - - culture matters...


44 posted on 07/07/2013 11:55:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is a dangerous extremist.. Greenfield)
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To: Jim from C-Town

“Yes. We have a great one as well. They are among the best.”

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Yes you do—I have a son-in-law who raves about it.. My local is Fenway Park.

Tropicana Field is the worst IMHO. (I’ve never been there but just watching the games on TV makes me shudder) :-)

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45 posted on 07/07/2013 12:10:46 PM PDT by Mears
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
There are "just too many black faces dying on the streets," he said.

Police commissioner is upset that the faces are black.

46 posted on 07/07/2013 12:22:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: digger48

Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts

47 posted on 07/07/2013 12:23:39 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

His name is Tony, but everybody calls hin Ding


48 posted on 07/07/2013 12:28:11 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
But my point would be that even if you had Vermont style Constitutional gun rights in Maryland it wouldn't make a difference to the young black males in Baltimore who mainly shoot their fellow young black males, of the sort hardly considered ordinary law-abiding American citizens. They all disregard gun control laws anyway.

When black leaders call for more gun control, I treat it as a "dog whistle" for "disarm the white folks".

49 posted on 07/07/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
...even if you had Vermont style Constitutional gun rights in Maryland it wouldn't make a difference to the young black males in Baltimore who mainly shoot their fellow young black males, of the sort hardly considered ordinary law-abiding American citizens. They all disregard gun control laws anyway.

That's entirely true, Count of Monte Fisto, but do we really care much about criminals? The people I'm concerned about are the law-abiding citizens who are prohibited by law from defending themselves. They're the people the criminal and political class has disarmed and means to keep disarmed.

50 posted on 07/07/2013 12:54:38 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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