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Carolla calls out gun control proponents for ignoring dead black inner-city kids

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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11:57 AM 02/01/2013

By Jeff Poor

On his Thursday podcast, comedian Adam Carolla confronted the push for gun control in the wake of December’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

His rant, inspired by former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ opening remarks before a congressional committee on Wednesday, focused on the racial component of gun control. According to Carolla, the author of “Not Taco Bell Material,” the calls for gun control only come when it happens somewhere besides inner-city urban areas.

“Listen, here’s the deal,” Carolla said. “It’s nice. It’s not going to do anything, but it’s nice. There’s too many [guns] out in circulation. It’s kind of "people control" we need to get over. And you know, whenever they do this math by the way — I was listening to the radio today. You know, this whole Sandy Hook thing — in Chicago they basically have two Sandy Hooks a month worth of dead kids that we don’t really give a sh*t about because it’s inner-city kids and we don’t count them. It happens — when it happens to the white kids or it happens in the theater, then it’s a big deal. But it goes on every day in the inner city, and no one seems to care about it.”

Not talking about gun violence in the inner-city and only raising the issue when it happens in the suburbs has a racial component, Carolla added.

“Over the course statistically, that’s how many dead kids there are,” Carolla said. “It’s been going on. It’s still going on. It continues to go on. We don’t seem to have any answers for it or we don’t seem to want to present any answers for it. I don’t know why. There’s a racial component to it. We’re all chicken-sh*t hypocrites, so no one wants to talk about that. But what’s more racist — hey when the white kids are dead, we’re all going to make a big f***ing flap about guns? But when all the blacks and Mexicans are dead, ‘Shh, don’t say anything. We don’t want to upset them.’ Don’t want to upset who, the dead people?”

“What’s racist?” he continued. “What’s the more racial component here? Talking about — oh we only care about dead white people, or dead white kids. But all the dead kids of color, ‘No, not going to bring that up. We’re not going to talk about gun control when it comes to that — when it comes to those people?’”

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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BUMP!

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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the calls for gun control only come when it happens somewhere besides inner-city urban areas.

Why is this?

Citygirlk
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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I saw this post on Facebook the other day ( I don't agree with it, I'm just sharing) that said if it were minority's that were killed in that school we won't be having this gun control discussion today. And then the person goes on to talk about all the murders of young children in Chicago. What do you think about that sallymj.

 just in case you were wondering, I think a child is a child and Americans would care either way.

Citygirlk
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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Why are there more guns in poor areas than in rich areas? Especially since poorer areas have more police presence.

Quoting lylalane7275:

the calls for gun control only come when it happens somewhere besides inner-city urban areas.

Why is this?


Citygirlk
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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This reminds me of a tupac verse.

Quoting lylalane7275:

the calls for gun control only come when it happens somewhere besides inner-city urban areas.

Why is this?


SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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Exactly.

We only hear national outrage when shootings are done in suburban areas - never the inner city. 

Quoting lylalane7275:

the calls for gun control only come when it happens somewhere besides inner-city urban areas.

Why is this?



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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Hi there - I'd be happy to respond. I'm just not sure I understand the point of the quote.

Quoting Citygirlk:

I saw this post on Facebook the other day ( I don't agree with it, I'm just sharing) that said if it were minority's that were killed in that school we won't be having this gun control discussion today. And then the person goes on to talk about all the murders of young children in Chicago. What do you think about that sallymj.

 just in case you were wondering, I think a child is a child and Americans would care either way.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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And much stronger gun laws.

Quoting Citygirlk:

Why are there more guns in poor areas than in rich areas? Especially since poorer areas have more police presence.

Quoting lylalane7275:

the calls for gun control only come when it happens somewhere besides inner-city urban areas.

Why is this?




SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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BUMP!

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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BTW: The Newtown Board of Education voted to put armed guards in schools.....Wonder when it's put into affect will there be an ammo limit...

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