I was on my way to the Saturday second line and looking for place to park, when I stumbled upon this little scene. So, I parked across the street.
I saw that sign.
Cease Fire. That campaign is at least four years old. It seems as appropriate to today as it was back then. Nothing has changed. Not on this street. Not in this neighborhood. Not in the city. Or, the country. If anything, things have gotten worse.
But, that’s not the point of this post. We live in Gun World. It appears we have to just deal with it. Get a little numb. Or, get a little stupid. Take matters into our own hands. Shoot a few shoplifters. Or, shoot the victim. By mistake. Yeah. Good guys with guns. Can’t shoot straight. Don’t train to react appropriately. Just carry a gun. Point it when you feel like it. Squeeze the trigger whenever.
At least the sign in the picture refers to bad guys. Gangs. Drug dealers. Sheesh. Now, I’m not sure who worries me more. The bad guys. Or, the good guys trying to help me. And, you wonder why I don’t like being on the streets so much. Anymore.
That still really wasn’t the point. So how about this? The picture was made in Central City. In New Orleans. I added a lot to it in post production. To make a point.
I dunno. You pick.