Gun control organization mad that minorities are buying guns/moving away from gun control support
Wow! How “racist“ can you get? Imagine being mad that minorities are becoming educated on the 2A and taking advantage of their rights. Well, leave it to the Violence Policy Center to lead the charge and throw a fit about that:
In its marketing efforts to communities of color, the gun industry frequently focuses on the self-defense use of firearms, despite the fact that guns are rarely used to stop crimes or kill criminals and are far more likely to be used in homicides, suicides, or fatal unintentional shootings. Recognizing that Blacks and Latinos are already disproportionately impacted by lethal gun violence, these efforts can only increase death and injury in these communities.
VPC Executive Director and study author Josh Sugarmann states, “Much like the tobacco industry’s search for replacement smokers, the gun industry is seeking replacement shooters. Along with the hope of increased gun sales, a corollary goal of this effort is to turn more Blacks and Latinos, who historically support gun violence prevention measures, into pro-gun advocates for future political battles.”
You read that right. They’re mad that minorities are getting armed for self defense, and then go on to say they’re more likely to be victims of armed because of their race (these are normal Americans getting armed, NOT criminals who don’t follow the laws anyways). Perhaps they DON’T want to be victims any longer and are taking the necessary steps to defend themselves? Nah, that’s crazy talk. This is what should really stand out though:
“a corollary goal of this effort is to turn more Blacks and Latinos, who historically support gun violence prevention measures, into pro-gun advocates for future political battles.”
They‘re mad that their minority base in terms of anti-gun activism and votes seems to be waking up and exercising their rights to self-defense. Tells you all you need to know in terms of how they view minorities. For further reading on that subject, check out Everytown’s treatment of minority employees and how it continues to be an issue to this day.