Supreme Court Overturns DC Gun Ban - This is Appalling

9 years ago

Supreme Court Overturns DC Gun Ban - This is Appalling

Those of you who live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area know the increase of gun violence this past year. Majority of those of African Americans. Specifically, this past month DC has seen a number of shootings and homicides, including ten earlier this month alone. This outrageous ruling by the Supreme Court may have increase that number. The 5 to 4 ruling opinion asserts that individuals had the right to own guns for self-defense and for hunting.

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reported that DC Mayor Adrian Fenty "Expresses dismay about the ruling and "more handguns will lead to more handgun violence." And I agree.

While the ruling is geared toward guns in the homes and not out in the street, the ruling seems to open doors for more African Americans being killed. I understand the Second Amendment in the US Constitution giving Americans the right to bear arms, however, since the Amendment gives little interpretation this is what we get. An absolute disaster.

What does this have to do with African American women lives? Well most of the victims and criminals are children, spouses, nieces/nephews, cousins, siblings of Black women. They will have to pick up where their deceased or jailed relatives have left off. They have to take care of their children, they have to take time off work to deal with the courts and thye lawyers. They have to go and with deal the funerals. They have to mourn, grieve, and cry. Many will go into depression, they will have to sacrifice, bail someone out when funds are already low.

I wonder what the rest of the Summer is going to be like. Hmmm. You know the answer.

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