WITH JUSTICE AND DIGNITY
August 30th, 2012 at 9:46 pm
I’m not too keen on censorship. It does seem you deleted the post I made about the gun destruction being similar to the Koran burning. Someone else commented that he was baffled about what I posted. Here is the response:
I fully support your right to destroy a firearm or those dude’s right to burn a Koran, but at the same time the people who are offended by such an event have the right to express their anger. I am offended by the firearm destruction in Houston and the way that you conducted it. It offends me that you went into a gun store with a do-gooder attitude of superiority over us,
arrogantly thinking that you are superior to the people who shop there, thinking that you know better than them and that they are responsible for the violence in Mexico and later on like a typical do-gooder, you went and destroyed the firearm with an attitude of moral superiority thinking that members of my culture should suddenly see the light and the evil of our ways and unite with you to censor and destroy our own culture. Muslims don’t necessarily love the Koran, they read, learn from and respect it. I don’t necessarily love my AR15 though I take it to the range and shoot it every once in a while and I enjoy the fraternity among gun owners, what I love are the experiences that I have. I do take offense to what you all did and my feelings and views count as well. When an act of bigotry is committed against my culture and people it also counts. You have the right to do as you please but you should be informed about how we feel about it. Yes, the firearm destruction was exactly like the Koran burning; it did genuinely offend people just as the Koran burning did genuinely offend people. Both are an attack against a specific culture. Both the Koran burners and gun destroyers would like to censor, modify or destroy the culture in question.
I don’t think my way of life should be modified to suit your ignorant view of my culture. AR15s are legal for civilian ownership in France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Finland, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Spain. Bolt action AR15s are available to civilians in Great Britain. AR15s of any kind are illegal in Mexico, Nigeria, all of Africa, all of Latin America and most of Asia (except Philippines), Russia and eastern Europe. You can guess a countries violent crime rate based on if civilians are allowed to own AR15s, those that do allow AR15 ownership tend to not be violent, while those that do not allow AR15 ownership tend to be violent. If you look at the least violent half of nations on earth you will find that they have a civilian firearms ownership rate that is three times higher than that of the most violent half of nations. Regions in rural America where gun ownership rate is over 80% have murder rates around or below 1 per 100K while inner cities in the US where gun ownership rates are below 20% have well over 10 murders per 100K.
So like I said, I do not feel that my culture needs to be destroyed or censored to suit your ignorant view of gun owners and firearms ownership and your lack of understanding of the true effect (or lack thereof) that gun shops and gun owners have on the violence in Mexico. The people in the gun store in Houston were engaged in a perfectly peaceful and lawful activity that is the norm among free and non-violent people. People like you preach tolerance. I think it is time that you practice what you preach. Please learn to “Coexist” with my culture as well.
August 29th, 2012 at 4:46 am
We call for No more Violence! Stop the Ilegal weapons! Stop the ilegal drugs! No more blood shed! Our innocent are being killed everyday. Please have a Heart! Stop! Peace is needed. March in Chicago on Labor Day for Peace!
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