It’s important, especially for black women, to learn how to shoot. We need to learn how to defend ourselves.
July 24, 2017
Black women picking up firearms for self-defense
[The reason given for it being especially important for black women is that black women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence.
This is an AP story and is an extremely important trend:
It’s hard to find definitive statistics on gun ownership, but a study by the Pew Research Center released this month indicated that just 16 percent of “non-white women” identified themselves as gun owners, compared with about 25 percent of white women. Other Pew surveys in recent years have shown a growing acceptance of firearms among African-Americans: In 2012, one found that less than a third of black households viewed gun ownership as positive; three years later, that number had jumped. By then, 59 percent of black families saw owning guns as a necessity.
If the advocates for gun rights get the African-Americans on board we will politically crush the anti-gun advocates.—Joe]
My neighbor’s daughter bought a G-19 and got her CCW permit. It shocked mom who is a gender and minorities study professor at the local state university.
I told her it was a good pistol and to tell her daughter to take some additional training.
Dr. Mom said she’d take a trip to the range with me later in the year.
WSJ recently had an article, I should look for it, that covered the same trends in a not so hostile fashion. As I recall, it amounted to that the number of CC permits among women and minorities is growing much faster than the overall rate, at least in civilized states. Not in states like CA where you can only get a permit if you have the right friends — in those states minorities are, not surprisingly, very much underrepresented.
Found it. Op-ed by Dr. John Lott, Jr., July 19th, https://www.wsj.com/articles/women-and-minorities-bear-arms-1500500835
That’s potentially very good news. It could mean that black Americans are quitting the Democrat Plantation. Or it could mean that leftists are arming up, and that we’re seeing it first in the black population because black Americans have been so overwhelmingly allied with Democrats.
Let’s keep the principles of liberty front and center. Otherwise, all the armed citizens, with all the guns in the world, will have nothing to defend but their place in the authoritarian chain of command.
Ultimately of course race has nothing to do with anything, except that it gets used by authoritarians as a point of division, a political leverage point, a way of distracting us while we’re all being robbed.
Also related: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/opinion/why-i-bring-my-gun-to-school.html