The purpose of our show is to bring information and solutions to issues that impact the day-to-day lives of minorities.We can bring this value add by leveraging the knowledge of our host, Walter Latham, Sr. , co-host, Michelle Swiney, and our Panel, consisting of experts in various disciplines and life experiences.
Sunday May 14, 2023
Sunday May 14, 2023
Exactly what should Black folks’ position on guns be. Do we embrace our 2nd Amendment rights? Or should we do nothing and remain defenseless?
Our children are dying. Our men and women are dying. We need to reconsider our position because the white man will never give up his offensive weapons.
In those states with little or no restrictions, will we start seeing gunfights at high noon? Can you invite someone to a draw-down? Think Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp “I’m your Huckleberry “
Second Amendment Explained
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
In the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court held that the "Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home."
As of May 1, at least 13,959 people have died from gun violence in the U.S. this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive – which is an average of roughly 115 deaths each day.
Of those who died, 491 were teens and 85 were children.
Deaths by suicide have made up the vast majority of gun violence deaths this year. There's been an average of about 66 deaths by suicide per day in 2023.
Most of these deaths have occurred in Texas, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois and Louisiana.
The grim tally of gun violence deaths includes 460 people killed in officer-involved shootings.
In reality, the region the Big Apple comprises most of is far and away the safest part of the U.S. mainland when it comes to gun violence, while the regions Florida and Texas belong to have per capita firearm death rates (homicides and suicides) three to four times higher than New York’s. On a regional basis it’s the southern swath of the country — in cities and rural areas alike — where the rate of deadly gun violence is most acute, regions where Republicans have dominated state governments for decades.