Arm the homeless?
2 days ago Anonymous 0
The homeless are one of the most victimized groups in America. He mainstream media won’t talk about this crisis. It’s time for us to take a stand. Donate to help the cause. #ArmTheHomeless#2A #Freedomhttps://t.co/mfzPFYuAnH
— Ellison for Senator (@Ellison4Senate) 10 March 2018
About The Campaign
America’s homeless population is one of the most marginalized and victimized groups in this country. Not only are they constantly under threat from would be criminals, but they are also under threat from governments at various levels that criminalize activities that homeless people rely on for survival.
According to a report published by Springer Publishing Company, LLC entitled Violence and Victims, Volume 29, Number 1, 2014, “Individuals who are homeless have an increased risk of experiencing myriad social problems including victimization and violence.”
The report goes on to explain that “The prevalence of violence victimization in the homeless population has been estimated to range from 14% to 21% and approximately one-third report having witnessed a physical attack on another person who was homeless. This rate of violence is highly disparate when compared to the general population in which only 2% report experiencing a violent crime.”
How long can we as a society sit back and allow peaceful citizens of this great country to be targets for thosethat view them as weak targets? According to case law in the decision of Warren v. District of Columbia, the police do not owe a specific duty to provide police services to citizens. What this means is that as individuals we can not count on the police to protect us, as they are under no obligation to do so. We saw this recently in the Parkland shooting, when Broward County Sheriff Deputies stood outside while a gunman killed 17 students and teachers. I believe it is time we take a stand against the injustice and victimization of the homeless.
We will start the campaign by fundraising to purchase 20 pump style shotguns. All recipients will be required to pass a background check, be of legal age to own a firearm, and receive proper training on safety and operation of the firearm.
Above from: https://www.ellison4senate.com/arm-the-homeless
A fundraising page has been setup here: https://www.gofundme.com/sa37w2-arm-the-homeless
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EllisonforSenate/
A hoax similar to the above happened in 1993 which helped raise awareness for the homeless problem. 25 years later, our world still has homeless people and people in poverty. All too often, the general public are blind to homeless people. If observing in a city, its possible to watch hundreds of people blindly walk past a homeless person in obvious need for food. Perhaps arming the homeless will
make then less invisible.