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VERDICT: Problem is guns, not racism

Letter by Fred LaMotte, Steilacoom on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 am | No Comments »
July 17, 2013 11:02 am

The rhetoric of racism surrounding the George Zimmerman trial has only profited the National Rifle Association and the firearms industry, who love to see our attention deflected from guns to race.

According to Justice Department statistics, 93 percent of violent crimes against African Americans are committed by other African Americans, not white people. We have a pandemic of violence in our cities, fueled by the arms industry.

Guns don’t discriminate between different colors. They just kill people. Let blacks, whites and Hispanics stop whining about racism and join as one family to get get guns off our streets.

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