Concerning guns, Rep. Charlie Rangel made the following statement: “Some southern areas have cultures we have to overcome……”
Well, I beg your pardon, Mr. Rangel. And I have heard others try to advance almost any problem, but particularly in the newly instigated war on guns, as somehow a “southern” problem.
And so I beg all y’all’s damn pardon who would seek to pin something on the south.
In the shooting tragedies of most recent prominance and brought up as examples of mass shootings are Littleton High School, Gaby Giffords’ shooting, Bat Man Movie shooting, Sikh Temple, and, of course, Sandy Hook Elementary School.
So, let’s see –
Littleton High School – Colorado
Gaby Giffords Shooting – Arizona
Bat Man Theatre Shooting – Colorado
Sikh Temple Shooting – Wisconsin
Sandy Hook Elementary – Connecticut
Not a single southern state among them. Not one.
There were several rallies this past Saturday to support the 2nd Amendment. It’s interesting, the places where they were held. Just a few:
Austin Texas, perhaps the one with most attendance Albany New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Alabama, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Boston Mass., Tennessee, Maine, Atlanta Georgia., Washington State, and others.
Two or three southern states, but mostly not.
There are people all over who are standing up in support of the Second Amendment, and it is not, as Mr. Rangel says, some kind of southern culture that needs to be overcome.
The hypocrits need to stop just making things up.
Posted: 01.22.13 A. D. @ 4:59 p.m.