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.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 5, 2021
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