The Baltimore Sun recently published an op-ed that is both maddeningly idiotic and hilariously ironic regarding the city's incredible amount of gun violence.
In the piece, columnist Tricia Bishop claims that she is more afraid of legal gun owners than she is of those who illegally purchase and use guns in the inner city — you know, the ones who are actually murdering people.
Lets stop there. That alone is ridiculous. Not only are her fears statistically ludicrous, but they serve just to compound the fears Americans have against legal gun owners. These people want one thing, to get guns outlawed, and they'll spread as many lies as they can to make it happen.
Continue reading, however, and it gets really odd: To try to defend her outrageous remarks, she explains her “privilege” to live in a segregated city.
Excuse me? It sounds as if Ms. Bishop accidentally let her inner racist out. She feels safe, evidentially, because she doesn't have to live with all the racial minorities that are responsible for the city's sky-high murder rates.
Well this can be solved fairly easily. If Tricia Bishop is less afraid of those criminals than she is the white, middle-class people with whom she currently lives, maybe she should move to the inner-city, among those who make her feel “safe.”
She'd probably change her mind pretty quickly, if she makes it out alive.
Read her op-ed on the next page: