STUDENT: Man, how
have you lived so long? Those metal detectors are a JOKE! They use them
the same day every week! That day you either leave your burner at home
or have a friend pass it to you through the washroom window!
STUDENT: Guns have changed everything, man. Usta be, you have an
argument with your buddy, maybe you fight, use your fists, that's the
end of it. You friends again. Now it's "you messing wiff my girl?" BOOM.
"You dropping dimes on me?" BOOM "You walkin' th' wrong side of th'
street, gonna hafta make an EXAMPLE of you" and BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM. For
anythin', for nothin'.
KALIFA: My older sister had this beautiful baby girl, you know? Last New
Year's Eve, some fool shoot off his gun in the air at midnight, up in
the air. One of them bullets ricochet, kill the baby in its bed while
they sleep. I ain't lying. My sister just sits home most days and cries
LIN: Someone mad at you, if they can't find you, they'll go after your
sister, your brother, whoever they can get. When you angry, around here
you have to take it out on SOMEONE, even if they ain't the one you mad
at. It's like no one is innocent.
STUDENT: Sometimes it's easier to get guns around here than it is to get
a bottle of milk, man. Whatever you want -- AK, Attack-80, Uzi, whatever
-- I know where you can get it, no questions asked. If it's got a body
on it, you can get it cheaper. I know guys lend me their pieces if I
really need one!
KALIFA: I saw a man on the TV, from the suburbs, you know? He say he
didn't want no gun control. He say guns was his constitutional right. He
say he like to go shooting targets or plinking beercans on the weekend.
He didn't see no reason he should give that up! Can you believe that?!
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