Why are the police killing so many people now-a-days? Is it truly racist behavior as some contend? Is it a conspiracy to create more resistance which then can result in even more deaths at the hands of cops? Is it a group effort to stir up the public into believing some obscure ideal of police protection?
Or is it something simpler like they fear for their lives?
THAT may very well be the end answer, because hand gun statistics will not coo berate a racist point.
The Gallup Poll reveals a truly strange finding, and defies logic in several ways.
example, their contention is that women are more likely to use guns for
protection than men. In fact, it is their subtitle in a 2005 report.
Yet, only 13% of women answering the poll (versus 47% of men) own
handguns. Strangely, 57% of households do not own a household gun while only 42% do own a household gun. One in three whites own a gun compared to one in six non-whites owning a gun.
41 % of the gun owners are Republicans, 27% of Independents, and 23% of Democrats.
differing reports are made concerning the actual shooting of innocent
victims of police, however this is because of states' rights. Racism
doesn't wash because the reality is that more whites own guns than ALL
other minorities combined.
And yet, at least once a week, we hear
from the media that blacks are shot and killed. But of some 400 reported
killings a year by police (averaged out over several years) only 96
were blacks. Less than one fourth.
Of course, at least one agency
uses this to fan even more flames and fires in an attempt to point out
that blacks are unduly whining at their death toll. Need I mention that
the agency is FOX? I'm in agreement with the idea that they are
not even a news agency...more of a gasoline burning agency, their
expressed purpose not being fair and balanced news, but rather ways to
fan flames to hotter and higher to substantiate their stand on what's
wrong with America.
I care about the fact that near a quarter were blacks. I also care that 3/4 were whites.
is entirely too many people killed by police on a consistent basis, and
the only truly remarkable point is, it must be their own fear that is
driving them on.
My mind goes to the incident where the
cop loses his mind chasing a teenager in a swimsuit, and he draws his
weapon. Why does he fear? Or the naked man? or in Indiana, a drunk
passed out in his own bed, naked, after taking a cab home from a bar
because he was too drunk to drive. If I furthered that information, I
would suggest that, if you drove to a bar and got too drunk, then you
SHOULD drive home, because at least you will live. So the fear? Perhaps
it is losing their weapons altogether and they think they will be too
vulnerable in public.
True, there will be a transformation, but, a
well executed transition would be good. Many cops without weapons, and a
contingent of men to back them up if need calls for it. If they lose
control, which is not only easy to do, but actually called for at times.
Less obnoxious cops and more humanity is what is called for.
But, let's move along.
Let's look at something else only whispered by real news agencies...
the United Kingdom, there were zero killings by police in 2013. Zero.
Not white nor black, nor even a sizable assortment of indigent
immigrants. None. This allows a more civilized and less lethal
confrontation from either police or criminals.
In Germany, over a
two year period, there were eight police shootings. The fact that there
are very few German citizens "packing heat" is one reason, but a more
compelling reason is that the police in that country are TRAINED to deal
with high stress situations, and that doesn't mean with the game US
cops play, known as good cop/bad cop. It means extensive
training in looking at the entire situation, making sure that there are
trained leaders among the police monitoring the situation, and it is
they... not hot headed individual officers with little or no training
...that establish maneuvers and determine appropriate action. The UK has
a no gun ruling for the general population that has even police being
Not that there are NO killings by police in Germany, however, and here's how that plays out.
turns out that of the deaths inflicted by the police, most were found
to be mentally ill, such as a naked man standing near a fountain with a
knife. And the biggest difference in American cops and German police?
While American cops attempt to throw up a "blue curtain" to hide any
hint of wrongdoing, the police in Germany demand more training in such
That's right...you read that correctly. The police themselves DEMAND
more training in these special situations. And the reason is simple.
These civilians are not the enemy. They are the friends and families and
neighbors of the police. Just as here, friends, families, and
The most convincing point is that guns are not needed in the abundance that they are available.
are made for one purpose... to kill other humans. While some state it
is for protection, that falls far from the reality of how they are used.
our Northern neighbor, also having a gun control system that makes it
very hard to own a weapon save for in deep forests and wild lands, has
only twelve deaths by police a year. So, to be sure, one of the positive
aspects of getting rid of handguns is that the police must also relinquish their own firearms.
the other shoe lands firmly on the ground. Hand gun removal or
modifications is what is called for. This brings up more than a few
points. Arms dealers selling to the public have spent a ton of money to
breed more and more fear into American society. That being said, even if
someone were willing to try the experiment,a person would be hard
pressed to regain monies spent on handguns purchased. The fear mongers
have already bought their big houses, fine teevees and fancy cars. They
will not be willing to give that up so easily, but then, it was their
fear mongering that gained them that fortune to begin with. So
basically, there are only a few options. Accepting a way lower refund
than was spent for the weapon in the first place (and trust me, those
Glocks and their cop killer bullets are going to be some of the most
incredible losses for both the gun owner getting a puny refund as well
as for the gun seller who has a different motto than the one he sells on
his empty minded bumper sticker. "You can have my money when you pry my
cold dead fingers from around it". However, simply freezing all
accounts in stateside and foreign banks will go a long way in getting at
least some semblance of fair refund.
Now for those who live
farther out from the city, where at least ten wild, dangerous animals
are seen a month (and that would have to be quantifiable) then there is
still a need for protection. So, an even more fair refund may be
presented in the form of rifle for handgun... although that, too, should
fall within a multi-purpose control system. Rifles and shotguns cannot
be allowed within city limits for any reason unless for special
situations. Yes, talk about flight from the city, then, eh? But there
are so many that try to use the second amendment to justify owning a
lethal weapon, even though there is absolutely no sense in assuming that
a rifle can stop an MX Missile. C'mon, folks. If you want to pretend
like you need to guard against the US government, then you need to
somehow vote in enough people to give the OK to owning a nuclear
warhead. Maybe set it up in your basement, eh? Just in case they ever
attack your home. Or maybe you can get permission to own some surface to
air missiles (SAMs) only please...unlike Hamas... buy a scientist's
model that can be aimed. Ask Westinghouse or GE to help in that aspect.
They're good on giving aid to hostile countries, like China's modern
nuclear reactors... all top of the line models that reburn fuel thereby
having less waste which is extremely toxic for thousands of years. Of
course, you would have thought that someone would have considered moving
them farther away from the Pacific Continent fault line, but, well,
their thoughts are that by the time the big one hits, they'll be long
gone. (Unless there's reincarnation, that is)
Meanwhile, back to
the end of hand guns and most rifles in the city. Modifications are also
permissible, I suppose, so that Grand Dad's side arm that he carried up
San Juan Hill (or in some cases your great grand Dad..or even your
great great Grand Dad... but don't make me go further back than that
because for me it was my Grand Dad, and I already feel old enough, eh?)
anyway, modifications like filling the barrel with molten hard steel to
render it unusable would do nicely. You keep your lethal souvenir and
mankind gets a bit safer.
Maybe I'm just a dreamer that sees a day
when mankind can live together in peace...but the dream is not just
mine. 57% of households have no guns.
How does that compare to 100%? More than half?
Good. The dream will come true one day.
Better sooner than later, I think.
Too late for Warrant Officer Jackson... my pilot.
but he had a sense of humor similar to mine, so, better late than never.