October 10, 2015
Blacks are drastically more affected by gun violence than Whites, according to statistics, even while owning significantly fewer guns. Please just accept that at face value, not thinking about any implications it might have. Any other conclusion than “they are victims” is a form of racist hatred.
Nearly 50 percent of black Americans personally knew a fatal gun shooting victim, more than twice as many as whites, a new poll has revealed. At the same time, white Americans are twice as likely to own a gun as blacks.
The results come from a recent online survey conducted by UK-based YouGov and the Huffington Post, which polled 1,000 Americans over 18 years of age from October 6 – 7.
When asked if they had personally known someone who was killed by another person with a gun, 22 percent of respondents gave a positive answer. The number includes 6 percent of Americans who had a relative that was fatally shot. The statistics also show that 47 percent of blacks knew someone who was killed by a gun, while 18 percent of whites did.
It appears from the poll that white Americans are twice as likely to personally own a gun as black Americans. The results show 28 percent versus 14 percent, respectively, for whites and blacks.
Still, the majority of respondents (58 percent) said that no one in their household owns a gun. Black families appear less likely to keep a gun than white families, with 72 percent of black homes gun-less compared to 54 percent of white homes.
The results showed that 27 percent of Americans (31 percent white and 29 percent black) personally knew someone who committed suicide using a gun.
Oh, so these statistics include suicide?
How does that make sense?
Clearly, Whites are more likely to commit suicide, as they are more conscious and self-aware generally. “Gun violence” typically refers to killing someone else with a gun.