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Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:21 PM

Gun control may be in our future ...


Gun ownership among Black men and women skyrockets

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, police injustice and national unrest, more Black women and men have been purchasing guns and joining firearms groups.

A report produced by the Firearm Industry Trade Association noted a nearly 60% increase in firearm sales among Black women and men in 2020. And when you consider all buyers, the organization said more than 8.4 million people purchased a firearm for the first time last year.

“We had been seeing the market shift over time,” Mark Oliva, Director of Public Affairs for the Firearm Industry Trade Association, said. “It was looking less like me (a white man) and more like the rest of America. We’re seeing more African Americans, more Hispanics, more Asian Americans, and we’re seeing more women buy guns.”

https://www.wusa9.com/mobile/article/life/that-sense-of-security-is-really-important-gun-ownership-among-black-men-and-women-skyrockets/65-7b8e651a-2e46-42df-806f-d3d21129a775


If this keeps up, gun control won't be far behind ...

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StarfishSaver Apr 27 OP
Claire Oh Nette Apr 27 #1
11 Bravo Apr 27 #13
StarfishSaver Apr 27 #15
11 Bravo Apr 27 #16
StarfishSaver Apr 27 #17
11 Bravo Apr 27 #18
StClone Apr 27 #2
marble falls Apr 27 #3
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 27 #4
yagotme Apr 27 #6
DVRacer Apr 27 #8
Caliman73 Apr 27 #5
Martin68 Apr 27 #7
SoonerPride Apr 27 #14
Martin68 Apr 27 #19
sarisataka Apr 27 #9
dalton99a Apr 27 #10
Hortensis Apr 27 #11
mcar Apr 27 #12
SYFROYH Apr 27 #20

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:24 PM

1. That's pretty blatant

Guns were for white guys only. He let it out so causally, he doesn't even know it.

“It was looking less like me (a white man) and more like the rest of America."

A lot to unpack in that statement.

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:47 PM

13. I didn't read it that way at all.

The phrase looking "more like the rest of America" does not have negative connotations for me.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:51 PM

15. I didn't either

He sounded like he recognizes that white men are not a representative demographic.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:55 PM

16. Or at least not THE representative demographic.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:55 PM

17. It's representative of white men, not America.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:56 PM

18. Agreed. There is no single demo that represents America today.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:24 PM

2. That's the way it works

Black people with guns, oh my. Either we (white "peaceful folk" make gun laws tougher, or die at their hands.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:25 PM

3. Going to be a more and more dismal future without it. I have done a total 180 on gun control ...

No one including most cops should be armed.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:27 PM

4. Whether by intent or effect, most gun-control efforts have historically targeted Black people

and other marginalized groups disproportionately.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:34 PM

6. A lot started post-slavery.

No one in the South wanted a freed slave to own a firearm.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 02:58 PM

8. Almost every single gun law has roots in racism

I have been saying this for years and are disproportionately enforced on POC.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:31 PM

5. Happened in California.

Once the Panthers were arming themselves and open carrying, Reagan and the NRA jumped all over gun control.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:38 PM

7. On the other hand, an NRA suit before the Supreme Court right now could have far-reaching

consequences against gun control if the court rules for the NRA.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:50 PM

14. I like how you said "if"

As though it weren't already a fait accompli.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 04:25 PM

19. I always think there is a glimmer of hope, even if it's not likely.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:05 PM

9. I wonder how many would be ok with that

And rationalize it with the end justifies the means

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:05 PM

10. Everyone is entitled to protect themselves and their families.


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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:43 PM

11. That assumption does not fit in the least with what I think the Pubs are up to.

They're trying to frighten the right into fighting everyone else, REAL fighting, overthrowing the government, and to demand increasingly authoritarian government.

RW authoritarians tend to want, even need, authoritarian leadership and the more fear, the more demand. For all their noise about "freedom," they are not a fraction as much afraid of RW oppression of themselves as they are eager for leaders who will use it to smash everyone else.

Most of the lies being used to frighten and enrage them are very silly. But being able to point to arming by the Black Menace, even very marginal, would be exactly the kind of thing needed. Race Riots! Civil War! Murder in your beds!

If white liberals and Jews would also run out and arm for real, instead of requiring them to just lie about it, that'd be very helpful too. Socialist Revolution! Slavery! Death camps!

It's not too much. They have been brought to craziness, and it is happening here.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:46 PM

12. That oughta do it

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 04:42 PM

20. I think you're being facetious; in reality pro-gun groups moved beyond the Reagan/Mumford Act era


At some point they realized the more the merrier regardless of politics, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.



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