Friday, September 19, 2008
I gave you power..
Guns by shinobi @ deviantart.com
Given the events that have transpired a few days ago, I’m starting to think there should be stiffer strictness on young adults (18-35 years of age) owning guns. The last couple of years have been filled with murder suicides in the media, and all these murder suicides have been linked to that afro-mentioned age group. Are there even gun control laws in place? Owning guns seems to have become more of fashion trend than anything else.
People should not be allowed to carry guns around. Look at Botswana as an example. The crime rate there is very low, only police officials are allowed to have guns there. Here it’s like every youngin’ around the corner is brandishing an automatic weapon, looking at you sideways with a frown on the face. Come on dawg, who are you going to war with?
Most people who got guns have guns either because of the escalating rate of robberies or they’ve once been in an altercation whereby they got cornered by a flock of goons. Truth be told, it ain’t safe no more walking the streets. We’ve become prey to midnight marauders who instill fear in those who can’t defend themselves, thanks to bad television. The only way to instill fear in them is to own a gun.
The reality of the situation is that guns and problems don’t go well together, just like mixing tequila and scotch, the aftermath is a sight for sore eyes.
Few young people have faith in solving problems, or as its known “manning up” to their troubles. Guns become the only solace when everything else fails. All the while lives are destroyed, dreams are shattered, and innocent people are mourned.
Pay attention to this song about what a gun can do to people and the effects it has on society...
Nas - I gave you power