What Americans lack in intelligence, we make up for in guns, which is why we lead the world in both intentional and accidental gun deaths. Yay! We’re number one!!!
I haven’t found any statistics corroborating my theory that we are also number one in narcissistic selfies, but I’ll go with that too and just say that 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith of Houston, Texas was uniquely American when he chose to pose for an Instagram selfie with a gun pointed at his head. Yes, you got it– it went off, and now Smith is dead and his two young girls are without a father.
Here’s the video:
I really don’t mean to laugh at someone’s pain. His surviving family and especially his two young daughters deserve much better, but our gun obsession has to end.
Still, that didn’t stop people from making racist comments, even though accidental gun deaths see no color. Still, here are some of the comments:
The truth is, there is nothing particularly African-American about killing oneself. As a matter of fact, African-Americans generally don’t. It’s white people who can’t be trusted not to turn their guns on themselves.
Featured image via video screen capture.