Ravenwood - 02/11/10 03:00 PM
The Violence Policy Center conducted a study on crime and concluded that black people shouldn't have guns (link in PDF).
ConclusionReaders of this site ought to know that gun control has very racist roots. But as Pajama's Media put it best, "for an organization to make a public declaration that suggests an entire race be denied the same level of constitutional protections as others is both shocking and bewildering."
Blacks in the United States are disproportionately affected by homicide. For the year 2007, blacks represented 13 percent of the nation's population, yet accounted for 49 percent of all homicide victims...
For blacks, like all victims of homicide, guns - usually handguns - are far and away the number one murder tool. Successful efforts to reduce America's black homicide toll must put a focus on reducing access to firearms.
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