Gun ownership among Black Americans is soaring

Gun ownership among Black Americans is soaring

[Ed. – Fear and anxiety are terrible reasons for buying a gun, especially in this racially charged climate.]

Black people are buying guns at a high record rate, partially due to fear and anxiety, according to The Guardian.

Black people owning guns have gone up 58.2 percent, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — and gun groups like the “Not F**king Around Coalition (NFAC)” consist of armed social justice advocates who demand justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, visibly strapped with handguns.

The Guardian also noted that gun-ownership amongst Black people spiked both when President Trump lost his reelection campaign and when Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger who died after he was inspecting an empty house, was gunned down.

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“In times of uncertainty people want to be able to have the means to defend themselves,” Robert Cottrol, a law professor at George Washington University told The Guardian. “People are worried that they’re not being protected and they’ll have to do it themselves.”

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