[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.
“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.”