The argument I may get from the usual suspects will be that I can’t talk about white people since I’m not white. Therefore, doing so would mean I’m being judgmental or more precisely, a racist, race baiter or liberal. If I was indeed white, the response would still be vehement in the name of white honor. But in the aftermath of the media upheaval over the Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and any other black NFL player who have been spotted for being accused of domestic violence and the usual outcry from white feminists that followed, as expected, there are a few violent, gun-related incidents I think society, including White America, need to be just as outraged over and start asking themselves what they can do to make some changes.
You may wanna get comfortable, because this will be a long one.
In Deltona, Florida, a man, Frederick Wenzel IV, was upset because he had to move back home to live with his parents. He got drunk as hell and was possessed by the NRA demon. He grabbed an AK-47 rifle and started firing wherever he felt like it. Luckily, no one was hurt, and he was arrested and slapped with multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Imagine the surprise I didn’t feel when I heard how he was arrested instead of shot by police. I don’t think a “What if” scenario that imagines a color reversal is needed as we all know what would happen.
In another part of the country, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sammuel Tooney went on a shooting rampage in an RV park that killed three people and injured one child. It was reported that he intended to murder the people since he had a long-standing beef with them.
Some people will use the “mentally ill” excuse, but we see too many cases like the next one not to accept it as a case of a few lonely, crazed nuts out to destroy everyone and themselves.
In Bell, Florida, a convicted felon and grandfather of six, one of them being a baby, Don Spirit fatally shot and killed his grandchildren, his daughter and himself. It’s unknown why he did it. But reports say that he had a lengthy criminal record which included accidentally shooting and killing his 8 year-old son and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pathetically, there are other cases of trigger happy white men who’s gun appreciation have endangered and cost lives. A father in Florida gave a gun to his suicidal son. A man in Missouri shot at a fleeing car after a Craigslist sale got screwed up. And a “survivalist” in Pennsylvania opened fire at a deadly ambush against cops at a state police barracks. Remember, these are just a FEW cases.
Has anyone noticed how most of these notable acts of violence happened in the South? Not that it makes a difference, but it’s not entirely surprising seeing as how it is virtually red with strong conservative values, one of which relies on the Second Amendment’s right to own guns. The only thing is that it is ‘acceptable’ if you’re a white male, especially with the crime and violence we Negroes cause, threatening the existence of the so-called “superior” white race.
A gun rights advocate wearing a bulletproof vest brandishing a firearm in Nashville named Leonard Embody was spotted by news outside a Metro school as a way of making a statement that “guns aren’t dangerous”. Apparently, he suffers from short-term memory or long-term stupidity as he seems ignorant of the long list of school shootings in this country alone. However, Embody is not alone. Open Carry marches seem to be a trend with white gun owners. One group even had the nerve to walk in a predominantly black neighborhood in Virginia. I guess they had a free pass with a black member among them.
I haven’t heard anyone discuss the incessant need for white folks to want to possess guns, not to mention an urge to carry them out in public as if they were fanny packs. It seems like white people seem awfully fearful about what “could happen”, and I speculate that menaces in black skin are at the top of their list. I doubt that these and other incidents of violence by white folks even register in their minds that white people are the biggest threat to white people. The killers and loons reported in local and national news are individuals who simply lost it in the white gaze. To white (male) gun owners, they may even be comrades or in a more outrageous sense, heroes.
Two black males were murdered by the police that are in the national spotlight as of now. One was John Crawford, who held a toy gun in a Wal-Mart store and was shot because…well, you know. Cameron Tillman who was 14 years-old, was the latest prey to be hunted by cops as he was the victim of being another young, black male suspect. Even though the reports say there was a scuffle with police in the latter case, there are no reports that state Tillman was armed. It’s hard to say if they were killed by white officers. Regardless, their lives was terminated due to the distorted vision of whiteness that sees black men as the eternal enemy.
Nevertheless, in most cop and vigilante shootings involving black people, the victims were unarmed. Yet, they scared the shit outta white people. Unfortunately, those white people were packing, and didn’t hold back pulling the trigger. This is a part of what it means to be black in America, you are more threatening WITHOUT a gun than a white person WITH a gun.