Last night we returned from a nine day vacation during which we watched the news only one night, Wednesday, I believe. The two shootings in Minneapolis and Baton Rouge were unknown to us, so when we woke up early Friday morning, today, to the news about Dallas where many of my wife’s relatives live, we did not know the background.
I make notes to myself in order to preserve my great thoughts and I had wondered at the paucity of shootings of unarmed Black people by the police. So here it was.
A friend came up a while back with a plan to get stringent gun laws much simpler than my 3 pronged approach, e.g. in the state of Texas, have every Black person buy a gun, preferably at the same time. Just take a week for every Black person of age and capacity to go to a gun store or gun show and purchase a gun, any gun.
The state legislature would pass restrictive laws on firearms faster than you could cover them all.
BTW, one young man, a brother of one of the BLM organizers, was carrying an AK-47. Why didn’t he go after the gunman? He was asked and just said, “It was chaotic.” Exactly. That’s why trained police officers have the guns and not every Tom, Dick and Harry.
N.B. this is categorized under Basics b/c all high status groups fear retaliation from below. It’s basic.