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Saturday, January 5, 2013

GUNS, A TALE OF TWO EPICENTERS


Joshua "We Deserve Better" Boston


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and police officials said last Thursday gun play in their city was the leading cause of criminal deaths in 2012.

Detroit Murder Numbers


Of the 386 criminal homicides the city recorded, 333 were caused by guns.
"America has a problem with guns, but the epicenter seems to be here in Detroit," said Interim Police Chief Chester Logan. “As the chief of police in the city of Detroit, I take a certain amount of blame for the spiraling gun play in the city. But one of the things you should realize, and everybody here in this room should realize, is that gun play is a national problem.”
Detroit's year-end crime statistics were detailed during a briefing Thursday at City Hall.

Overall, the city saw a 2.6 percent decrease in major crimes -- aggravated assault, burglary and rape. The city saw increases in homicides, car theft and robbery.

Bing said he is sitting down with Roy Roberts, the emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, to have a conversation about getting involved with the city's young people.
"We've got wrap our arms as best we can around these young folks and let them know that when they get into these kinds of situation it doesn't necessitate a gun, it doesn't have to necessitate a fight," Bing said. "For all of the problems we have in Detroit, from a fiscal standpoint, if we don't make sure that our kids get the right kind of education so that they are prepared for jobs of tomorrow, we're still not going to fix the city."

"We really need to reach out to our entire community. Everybody has a role to play. It's a terrible problem that we're confronted with right now and it's going to take efforts from all of us to really solve the problem," Bing said.

When asked if he thought armed guards should be in schools, Bing said he wasn't in favor of the idea.
"I don't think more guns in the school is going to solve the problem," Bing said. "We've just lost respect for each other, loss respect for life. In some kind of way, all of us got to get involved in this for this next generation."

Tea baggers run amuck on social media [as if they found the arc of the covenant] with FBI statistics showing that hammers kill more than "rifles", yet these same gun huggers fail to look at the entire scope of weapons; and the facts are, 30 thousand citizens are killed a year by guns, and countless others are maimed or wounded severely. Often the case, gun huggers facts don't always constitute true facts.

Arming a gun hugger and or an American Taliban with partial facts is - as dangerous as arming a mass killer. "Take into account the second part of a tale of two epicenters".

In an open letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Corporal [Joshua Boston] whom served 8 years in the United States Marines has fired back at the Senator in hard hitting straight to the point diatribe on why he is entitled his right to not abide for future laws:

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012

Boston, now out of the service, admits he owns guns - 'a hobby if you will', he writes on one blog.

Boston Serving His Country


I would ask the CPL or any other gun hugger, do we want our communities, school, work zones registered as "combat zones"? The first comment to the veterans blog was:



I would tell Mr. Boston - our country has long since been removed from mandatory service [draft] to its military. Mr. Boston signed freely and without reservation upon his own "sound state of mind" to defend. This cause, to serve is a right and just one to do, but it does not constitute free reign to break laws.

While I appreciate his service to the country, Boston did it willingly, his "hobby as he calls" it, is not a entitlement to break future gun laws. The corporal slams the Senator saying, "we deserve better". I would say to Mr. Boston, the shoe fits to you as well.


Boston With His Hobby

If the Feinstein law passes, there is no doubt, and I am confident that one way or the other, the eight year tenured "Corporal" will one way or the other comply with the future gun laws.

I remember a marine not long ago, feeling his oats as well, tried to buck the system if you will, and tried to not obey the Presidents orders, this story, like Boston's, shall unfortunately not end in the favor of this beloved patriot.

There are over 320 million citizens in our country, and there are 320 million different interpretations of the; Bill of Rights and the US Constitution. Until we all come to the same understanding, only then will the senseless murders via guns be controlled.



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