Imagine Thinking ‘Soaring’ Black Gun Ownership Is A Bad Thing. Pretty Racist, Right?

Imagine Thinking ‘Soaring’ Black Gun Ownership Is A Bad Thing. Pretty Racist, Right?


On Monday, The Hill published a piece titled, “Gun ownership among Black Americans is soaring.” The first line read, “‘In times of uncertainty people want to be able to have the means to defend themselves,’ a law professor said.”

When the outlet published the piece, they shared a link on Twitter, accompanied by an image which appeared to show an armed black militia group.

Gun ownership among Black Americans is soaring https://t.co/eb8ULoz4Ag pic.twitter.com/OyFTYLMXrK

— The Hill (@thehill) April 5, 2021

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The article covers an array of cherry-picked topics surrounding the supposed plague of “white violence.” 

The “story at a glance” is that “Black gun owners are responsive to white on black violence,” and that “There is a correlation between the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Philando Castile and Black gun owners, according to reports,” with black people “buying guns at a high record rate, partially due to fear and anxiety.”

“Black people owning guns have gone up 58.2 percent, according to

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