Gun Ownership Among Black Americans is Soaring
Black people are buying guns at a record rate, partially due to fear and anxiety, according to The Guardian. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has reported a 58.2 percent increase.
The Guardian 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.”