Gun deaths are shaped by race in America. Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else.The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.
The above was the lead in for a story reported by The Washington Post today.
Taking a look at how guns are used, by whom and why is a better way of tackling the “gun problem” rather than just banning certain types of weapons all willy nilly.
To solve a problem you have to get to the root of the issue. Figure out why white folks are killing themselves and get them some mental assistance.
Black folk? That’s easy… repair the unemployment in the community and instances of poverty shooting will decrease dramatically.
See how easy that was?