The useless stupidity; Name calling  

June 28, 2021

In the June 18-21 edition of the Cape Gazette, a writer referred to the SDARJ as “a special kind of stupid.”  This useless name calling followed a litany of misinformation and subjective opinions.  I could use this opportunity to correct the misinformation, but for all who choose to believe through the blind lens of ignorance, it would be of no avail.  

 For those who are concerned about the health and safety of their communities, families, neighbors and fellow citizens, allow me to reiterate a few truths.

Gun violence is a public health crisis!

Ghost guns allow for the total disregard of any federal or state regulation to reduce violence.

Public safety requires measures to ensure that gun owners don’t present a threat to public safety.

Gun control is not about Black on Black violence.  It is about the abuse of the 2nd Amendment.  It is essential because so many disregard their responsibility as citizens for the health, welfare and safety of fellow citizens. It’s about protecting the lives of all citizens in a country/state where gun violence is out of control.  To date, there have been 283 mass shootings in the United States in 2021. Delaware has the 13th highest rate.

As for name calling; SDARJ will continue to speak the truth through legitimate data sources and share this truth with the community.  For those of you who choose to reject it, you have our deepest sympathy, for with truth comes useful power.

 Charlotte King, chairperson
Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice
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