What the hell?
Everytown’s findings also demonstrate the alarming rates at which gun violence and COVID-19 disproportionately affect Black Americans: not only are they almost twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than their White counterparts, but they are over four times as likely to die from homicide with a firearm. The disparate impact of the COVID-19 and gun violence crises on Black Americans is due to the long-standing systemic racism in this country, which continues to put Black Americans at a considerable disadvantage in terms of health and safety. In reference to the pandemic in particular, Everytown found that Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by layoffs and business closures, thereby causing increased poverty and unemployment, which in turn have a significant bearing on the prevalence of gun violence.
As a result of their findings and to further their mission, Everytown has put together a list of emergency actions that state governors should take to combat the escalation of these comorbid emergencies. The list includes taking action to close the Charleston loophole or, at the least, extend the time period for conducting background checks, as well as educating the public (especially potential first-time gun purchasers) of the risks of gun ownership.
So hold up.....Everytown is saying that the lockdowns and business closures are causing black people to lose their job and be unemployed/live in poverty and that in turn is causing black people to turn to crime/“gun violence”, in which the solution is gun control? Shouldn’t be surprised at the blatant racist conclusion everytown came to (seems to run in the company culture at Everytown HQ), but the fact they’re actually blaming a race of people for the consequences of policies being imposed by Democrat Governors to deal with COVID which result in the supposed situations they referenced is batshit insane. If that’s the case, shouldn’t they be advocating for an end to all of the COVID hysteria and for opening back up? Nah, they have a brand new front to recruit political activists for and raise money so they can do cute little stunts: