Wednesday, June 30, 2010
OTIS McDONALD: .... Chicago's newest Champion for Self Defense ....
This posting is to congratulate who I call "Chicago's newest Champion for Self Defense" .... Mr. Otis McDonald (for the record .... no kin to Ronald McDonald). I realize how strict gun law's are for citizen's in many town's, and in particular Chi- Town. I also know how deadly of a city it is as far as gang related shooting's, I think at this time, probably the worst in the nation. Year's back I lived in Chicago for awhile (Uptown Sheridan/ Wilson, a low income brownstone) and back then it could be a rough town ... it is just alot rougher today .... and my heart gone out to those folk's that live in especially the more modest income area's of the city. But the Supreme Court made it a lil easier for those with this McDonald vs. Chicago ruling . Some video below with Mr.McDonald .... then a few cent's I'll add.
Otis McDonald- Everyday people can make a difference ... Thanx to GLENN HODAS
I also want to include this recent video below here on just how heavy some of the violent weekend's in Chicago can get these day's. Now one may wonder what does this have to do with gangbanging as far as one protecting their home and self? And another arguement is that loosening up gun's law's will increase these violent act's. But after ... I will try to explain both, and the reality of the condition.
Now I realize that some folk's will fight this .... and blame gun's to begin with on all this violence, and many parent's who had to lose a child to this violence are in an awful state of mind ... so many victim's are actually innocent, and have done nothing but being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I cant even imagine what some of these parent's must be going through psychologically who have lost a child to this, no matter how many I may have heard tell me stories .... I simply never had a child fall victim to this. But have seen quite a bit of it.
But this gang violence also contribute's to many other's that are not gangbanger's in the street to carry firepower, it become's a survival tool of sort, whether it is for commiting crime or just having your back covered and protecting yourself, and it just loses control ... it dies out from time to time, then revive's itself. If there are no gun's .... other weapon's are used .... or there will be someone to make weapon's ... or they will get imported in through the black market's. The gun doesnt kill .... the one using the gun does. I have seen too many time's where folk's are afraid to even look out their window .... afraid that they may see something, and if they do or are suspected of it, especially older citizen's .... they are confronted by those commiting these offenses ... and told basically .... "You talk, you die", and they are the judges and jury's as well .... they have the firepower, they rule the street/ neighborhood .... so even if you dont talk .... but they think you "may" .... they may take you out anywayz .... you dont get a hearing. You have to change the mindset to change the reality, and everything has a flip side and ripple effect.
Many folk's dont have money where they can just move to another neighborhood everytime crime rises, especially in tough economic time's. Many cant even get a decent response time from law enforcement due to the amount of call's that police have to respond to in metro area's that are large. Many of these folk's are scared at time's just to walk to the market, or sit out on a patio or porch in the evening, they are like prisoner's themselves, yet they pay their taxes, vote, work their asses off, just like anyone else. Those who commit crime's like storming home's with gun's, and rip and run home invasion style take- down's, which also happen to the vulnerable, like for the gun ban's to be in place ... it assure's them their next score will be successful, and their victim wont be able to defend themselves, or fear the law's and complexities. If they knew that folk's can have more protection, it slow's their "game" actually.
You know .... alot of these folk's that make all these law's and legislation really never have to live in some of these area's with higher crime rate's, or those even that talk about the evil of gun's. They can sit, talk, legislate from their comfortable and well secured communities and work enviroment's .... and say they know what is the best thing for everyone .... yet they go only on stat's that are fed to them .... I feel if some of these folk's only spent a couple week's living in some of these area's, riding the train's and bus to work daily, and actually had to experienece what many of these other citizen's have to ... they would talk less and think more about what is right for everybody as well. Who is there to protect if you cant depend on the law's or enforcement, if the majority of other's around you are frightened as well? I remember when folk's in DC (Washington) finally got a right to have gun's in their home's for protection a couple year's back .... which was a positive step in my opinion .... but the city also was too strict on that in my opinion, when they also included that .... you can have a gun, but it has to be a revolver, and other ridiculous thing's like trigger lock's or even unloaded .... I reckon ... by law ... the intruder knock's, and you have to tell the intruder to wait till you load your revolver, and if your lucky and dont get shot, then you can call 911 and file a report. My question is .... what are some of these legislator's thinking who make such insane self defense law's? .... also I wonder ... where in Hell do they live? And you can bet Chicago will dress this ruling up as well.
Anywayz .... Congratulation's to Mr.McDonald and his crew .... well done Sir!