On Monday, as part of the Hill’s “Changing America: Shared Destiny. Shared Responsibility” project, in the “Respect: Diversity + Inclusion” section was an article titled “Gun ownership among Black Americans is soaring.”
“‘In times of uncertainty people want to be able to have the means to defend themselves,’ a law professor said,” the article begins.
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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.”
The tone of the article appears to make the deliberate argument that there is a direct link between “white violence” and “black gun ownership,” while subtly implying that such a link is the primary driving factor.
“Black people are buying guns at a high record rate, partially due to fear and