I agree with you...but most people don't want even to mention color, thinking they "take the high road" that way. That just helps the guilty continue flying under the radar as they try to keep a low profile, aided and abeted by naive, stupid or apologetic people, gun owners or not. But really,they're just in denial or too timid to state the facts. Here in the Houston area,it's mostly black faces seen on the TV being sought for this crime or that. Some ofthem might be Katrina trash from New Orleans (what a hole that place continues to be) still
here after all this time but most is probably home-grown trash.
Right now, here in Galveston, there is a LOT of controversy re: rebuilding public housing destroyed by Hurricane Ike)...guess who want it rebuilt and who doesn't? I'm one who doesn't because I don't want the trash, drugs and crime -- regardless of the color of it -- to come back. WTH is wrong wth that?Not a damn thing. Yet opponets of public housing are called "bigots" or racists mainly by the two black city council members who want their knee-jerkvoting blocks back. They IGNORE the crime statistics/demographics.
So yes, it DOES matter, unless you're in denial or live in a vacuum.
Point is, wherever youEVEN MENTIONrace as an issue re: crime, you get slammed. Just expect it and don't argue with them -- you can't.Still, you DO have a right to have your say. After all, if THEY do, so do we.
We all represent our respective race whether we like (or admit) it or not.
-- John D.