GHETTO GUNS * CHINS ALL STARS * TROPICAL 030 * UK
The voice over opening this heavy melodica Version of Hortense Ellis' Woman In The Ghetto talks of the violence that guns care causing in the ghetto and urges those who own them to give them up. Jump forward twenty years and contrast the message in Guns In The Ghetto by Morgan Heritage and Bounty Killer, where they ask the pertinent question how do the guns get into the Jamaican ghetto in the first place, since there is no gun factory on the Island. Of course guns are big business, as is, what the guns are made primarily for: war. But while guns in the ghetto only help serve a secondary economic function, that of the crime industry, none the less their existence give the legislators lots of 'grounds' to create a wide range of statutes designed to oppress and constrain the masses; and, as far as the present (labour) government is concerned, having a superfluity of 'guns in the ghetto' gives them another excuse for removing more of our civil liberties.
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