Should black people pack heat?

Since there isn’t quite a 100% overlap in the readership of this site and the readership of my own site (thank god), a few of you fruits might not be aware that I’m mentioned in this month’s issue of Playboy. I’ve been meaning to mention it for the past few weeks now, but these days I’m as busy as I am lazy.

It’s the December issue, and I copped mine a few weeks ago, so I’m not sure how long it’s gonna remain on newsstands – er, in a plastic bag behind the counter at 7/11 or whatever. So if you’re so interested, you might wanna hop on that sooner than later.

It’s the one with Kim Kardashian on the cover, so I imagine many of you might be interested in picking one up just to spend a little quality time with her photos. (Even though they’ve been circulating on the Internets for weeks now.) I was all amped to check them out myself, only to be underwhelmed when I finally did. Not unlike when I saw that pr0n she did with Ray J.

In other pictures I’ve seen of her, with her clothes on, her ass appeared to be ridonkulous, but here it isn’t all that impressive, either in terms of size or the overall shape of it. Her cans are nice and large, just the way I like them. But in the one or two shots where you can kinda see them (this was also an issue in her pr0n), they appear to be kinda chubby and misshapen.

So that was kind of a bust, no pun intended. The actual centerfold this month has maybe the most perfect body I’ve seen on a woman in a minute (though I’m sure many of you fruits would beg to differ), albeit obviously due in part to advances in modern medicine. But even she looks a little bit Russian in the face. I wouldn’t kick her out of my bed for crackers; I’m just saying.

I’ve yet to read most of the rest of it, and I probably never will, but it looks like there might be some interesting stuff in it. There’s an interview with Bill Richardson, the Mexican (-ish) guy who might still be running for president. And there’s an excerpt from the new book by Norman Mailer, who died around the same time as Kanye West’s mother, though not from complications due to plastic surgery.

Of course I had to read the part where I was actually mentioned. I’m quoted in a story called “The White to Bear Arms,” about how gun control legislation is mostly intended to disarm black people. The author is a guy named Joe Bageant, who recently wrote a book called Deer Hunting with Jesus.

The point he makes in the story is that gun control legislation was only introduced in the first place to restrict black people’s access to guns, and that it’s mostly only had the effect of helping build the NRA into the ridonkulous political force that it is today. Which I could pretty much agree with.

He goes on to suggest that black people might benefit from an increased rate of gun ownership, which I’m not as sure I agree with. I mean, I don’t doubt that a Sean Taylor or somebody would have benefited from having some heat on him when he really needed it. But giving us all more guns doesn’t really get at the root of the problem, now does it?

The story I’m quoted in is attached to another story, by a guy named Ishmael Reed, about the crime problem in Oakland, California. In particular, it touches on the incident a few months ago in which a prominent black journalist was gunned down in the street by some black Muslim thugs who were upset over a story he was writing about them, which I wrote about here at the time.

The Reed story, called “Assisted Homicide in Oakland,” doesn’t go so far as to advocate vigilantism per se, but it does describe a couple of incidents in which citizens went all Clint Eastwood on a mofo. And it suggests that politicians and the police could give a rat’s ass one way or the other, provided no one important gets killed.

What do you fruits think? Should more black folks pack heat? As I mentioned the other day, I don’t really sweat getting robbed or shot, but I wonder what I would do if I was unfortunate enough to live in one of these awful war zones of a ghetto.

  • stoneyisland

    Bol,, we all wish you would deep throat a loaded revolver and blow your god damn brains out you useless cocksucker….God bless:)

  • Ghost Deini

    Yeah. More black people should pack heat. That will really help things. Why all racial now? Isnt this a Hip-Hop site?

    • http://xxlmag.com Bol

      >Yeah. More black people should pack heat. That will really help things. Why all racial now? Isnt this a Hip-Hop site?

      Because I was quoted in a story in Playboy magazine and that’s what this story was about. I probably should have specified that at some point in the post. Wait, I did?

      (I agree though. The way we discuss race, you’d think it was the defining issue in the history of this country. As if!)

      • Ghost Deini

        True. It’s not the defining issue of the history of this country. But you asked a question, I gave you my opinion.

        “As if!”??? You really got your point across with the Clueless drop.

  • http://hiphopremix.com/content/view/1010/28/ i Fux aka Etheraldinho

    Yo I would say that maybe we should all pack some blickity’s. Dudes would be gripping up at all times i.e. the bitch at the window only gives you two packets of Ketchup, so naturally you grip up and Voila’ 7 packets of ketchup just like that. Dude stepped on your butters, Grip Up. It would be a Gripped Up smorgasbord of sorts and everybody ready to handle beef accordingly.

    Anyways I think Sean Taylor was probably nice with the Machete, Word to Wyclef.

  • moresickaMC

    f&cc Uncle Murda for stylin on my dude Papoose like that. We don’t need anutha Big L people. Keep it on wax!

  • b-ease

    December 7th, 2007
    at 12:30 pm

    Ghost Deini says:

    True. It’s not the defining issue of the history of this country. But you asked a question, I gave you my opinion.

    “As if!”??? You really got your point across with the Clueless drop.

    ^^^^^^^^

    I think you missed the sarcasm homey. Or maybe im missing yours. Race is obviously the defining issue in the history of this country. That’s about as obvious as Kim K’s ass getting airbrushed in that Playboy (the titties are amazing tho…)

  • lancelot

    I say yea – a gun for E V E R Y O N E. You might think twice about fuckin around knowing ANYONE could pop off

    & just to piss off some white people – I say we all become members of the NRA – It may sound stupid, but i call it paid protection

  • N.O. 4 life

    we try to keep a heater at most outing events…just cuz im not gonna be the one caught slippin..been there… not the best expierence

  • og bobby j

    GUNS & CONDOMS -better to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it……

  • EReal

    Simple answer, NO.

    Americans are just violent by nature, ever seen “Bowling for Columbine”?

    Me, Myself, I dont have the legal right to own a weapon, or be anywhere near one. Much like Seabiscuit, except I dont try to go by illegal automatic weapons with silencers. Yet, my homie just got his liscense, and in Florida you can pull that shit out anywhere and shoot it. Get run up on at the mall? BLAM. Get threatened by someone in a road rage? BLAM. Fuckin crazy crackiddys down here. Anyway, now my homie is just itchin to pull that shit out. Fuckin A man, someone cuts him off, heats out. Dudes talkin shit in the parking lot? Heats out. It actually makes me feel LESS secure having that shit around me.
    Its like Etherildino said, people would be pullin out for whatever, which seperates the strong from the weak. I know if my man pulls his shit, he’ll pop. But if pussies get guns and start wavin em around, they catch bulletts. Not that thats a bad thing, hahahahaha. Anyway, NO, I dont want Bol owning a firearm, he may hold up a Hardees for some burgers or some shit.

    1 hunned.

  • THAT DUDE

    I think too many punk’s got gun’s now and no knuckle game to speak of, so when they get knocked for packing or lettin’ it off they ass out.(on the street’s,he was tough/locked up,he was sweet stuff!)

    What the hell is moresicka talkin’ bout?
    Papoose should ignore that cat cause he’s garbage!!He can be on Def Jam doing song’s with Jay,Bean’s & Nas & still won’t sell.
    BROOKLYN M.C.’s show skillz on the mic & since he ain’t got none he’s a waste of time!!
    Poose, stay in the stu/these fraud’s is thru!!!

  • http://myspace.com/marko4aoc Marko-V

    NO. Absolutely NO. Black people should not pack arms because a certain level of restraint and education needs to apply and level headed during disagreements, is definitely something we’re not. I’m looking at this from a hood resident’s perspective and it seems that we have too many guns and not enough bullets these days. You seen the reports. Hell, St.Louis is the second most violent city in America (sorry I can’t explain how Nelly made it here) and it was no. 1 until recently. Until we get more enlightened and recognize the true enemy is not living next door, I say the hell wit packin pistols. Still in all…go check out my music on myspace.com/marko4aoc. Yo BOL, can you review my cd on your website. It would be an honor. Your boy Ben Westoff wrote about me in the Riverfront Times before he did that article on you. Speakin of, how do you feel now that Kanye’s moms is actually dead? Terrible question. Anyhows…

    • white widow maker

      yo, i just listend to “the new lou”, dat shit is tight, awesome beat, awesome delivery, from jacktown ms

      • http://mysapce.com/marko4aoc Marko-V

        Good lookin out fam it’s a constant grind

  • QM

    “No matter what they say,
    about us bein’ extinct,
    about us being endangered species,
    we ain’t NEVER gon’ leave this
    We ain’t NEVER gon’ walk off this planet,
    unless Y’ALL choose to.
    Use your brain,
    use your brain!
    It ain’t THEM that’s killin’ us
    it’s US that’s killin’ us.
    It ain’t THEM that’s knockin us off,
    it’s US that’s knockin us off.
    I’m tellin’ you better watch it,
    or be a victim
    Be a victim,
    in this white man’s world”

    - Makaveli

  • Around and Around

    Gotta say I’m still undecided about this. For me it’s just to big of a responsibility to be packing in an urban environment.

    If on a road trip, I don’t have a problem putting a heater in the trunk, but packing on my waist or ankle just to head off to work, I don’t see the point.

  • chorizo

    Mexican (-ish) guy wtf is that supposed to mean???

  • thoreauly77

    This question is irrelevant. the question should be, “What can we do to make our neighborhoods safe enough so that no one has to pack heat?”

    People pack because they are afraid of their neighbors. Period.

    • negro amigo

      please enlighten us on how YOU would that, ole yee of infinite wisdom

  • Lamar

    nigga stfu..u like fuken imus..ur only ther to stir up controversy n hate on mufkas..go kill ya self

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Whuddup Thoreauly

    Yeah, this country has certain rights that we’d better take advantage of. Voting, free speech, the right to bear arms…

    What happens when these rights are repealed?

    Let’s take “illegal immigration” for example…

    If a Democrat gets elected, you’d better believe that they’re going to have to compensate for getting the majority of the Hispanic vote. That probably means that we’ll see amnesty in some form.

    But that will only affect those who are already here. What about those who said, “Wait ’til I get my moooneey right…”?

    They’ll be on the outside looking in.

    While I don’t advocate handguns, I do advocate rifles. Protect your home at all costs. Don’t walk around with something that could kill someone if that’s not what you really want to do.

    The Drought is Over…

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    The day you get caught without heat is the day it starts snowing like a Minnesota blizzard on everything I love it will get ugly.Bobby J basically said the muthfuckin truth,dont get caught slippin.6star Gen..aww fuck it cuz ya’ll know the rest.All hail the Pimp-R.I.T

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Whuddup Kane C

  • white widow maker

    i’d rather get caught with it than without it

  • Coleon

    The problem is that “black” people as you call us Bol, will own guns legally or illegally. I think there should be more of us African Americans who apply for a gun license and try to own a gun the correct way. It has nothing to do with the laws, but rather more of maturity and sense. More of the younger generation will buy a gun from their friend which is already dirty and do something stupid and get caught with the gun and catch a charge for like 2 bodies that they had nothing to do with. It seems like the cool, or hot things to do is walk around with a burner on you. Like Jadakiss says, ” You gotta keep it on you now just like and I.D.” And that exactly how people think.

  • http://www.liveagl.com Neal

    Guns for blacks..wouldnt help the whole racial profiling thing… but if you need a weapon you know your you can get or you know someone who can get it for you (and i mean really need one, as in you are located in a serious concrete jungle), and if you dont need one..you dont need one…the government has nothing to do with that..

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  • http://www.liveagl.com Neal

    Guns for blacks..wouldnt help the whole racial profiling thing… but if you need a weapon you know your you can get or you know someone who can get it for you (and i mean really need one, as in you are located in a serious concrete jungle), and if you dont need one..you dont need one…the government has nothing to do with that..

  • blacker cracker

    gunz are a great way to get some brain, put the 40 cal to a bitch’s head and tell her to get to work

  • Ombudsman

    A guy named Ishmael Reed?…Ishmael Reed is a legend. He wrote on of my favorite books of all time “The Last Days of Louisiana Red”. My dad made me read it while I was in high school.

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    whats good UN !!

  • kritiq

    guns don’t kill people, stupid people kill people.

  • Liam

    I guess that explains wars

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  • Young Won UK23

    Sup man,Ayo no need for packin Heat…..
    Take a slow Dro of tht Purple Haze,chill and Share it

  • Young Won UK23

    Sup man,Ayo no need for packin Heat…..
    Take a slow Dro of tht Purple Haze,chill and Share it

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sidearm Sin The NJ Desperado

    lmaooo@this blog title…….

    1 out of every 5 black students from
    middle-school to High-School has one…….

    and the ones who don’t are retarded, if i knew it was a chance of some depressed/weird lookin dude with a trenchcoat who rocks ear-muffs in 90+ weather to randomly say “fuck it” and turn the hallways into target practice, i’d be packing the pistol as well……

    Self-Preservation Is A Must!!!!!

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  • Doobie

    I live in a city where almost everybody packs heat, and people get shot up all the time. It’s true that getting caught slippin without it can get you caught up, but if someone gets the drop on you, your gonna shot up whether you have heat or not. I knew dudes that were on the corner hustlin, had somebody walk up to em to cop some shit, and when they went to grab it, straight unloaded on they ass at point blank range. Thoreauly77 is right, the question should be, “What can we do to make our neighborhoods safe enough so that no one has to pack heat?”