More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    http://www.npr.org/2015/04/02/39686...-support-carrying-legal-guns-for-self-defense

    good to see people waking up. :cool:
     
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    Just hope this is not because they feel the need for armed defence against the police.
     
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    Yes we all know, your solution to the gun problem is more guns. Guns fix everything.
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Why not? That's a part of plenty of white people's defense.
     
  5. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes:
    We have a crime problem. do as you see fit.
     
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    From your own article...

    I'm with Evelyn Marks.

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    I'm sure the criminals are THRILLED with more guns in Detroit. More guns to steal! :D
     
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    Back in the day, the only thing between many black men and the KKK was their well-oiled scattergun.
     
  9. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the perception that some people have concerning cops is pretty sad. there are still plenty of decent apples in the tree.
     
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    of course but there is always that bad apple that causes big issues.
     
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    One problem is people getting guns and never being properly taught about the use and misuse of handling them or the laws concerning them.

    So many people think they are experts from the moment it is in their hands.

    Go take a CHL / intro to handgun class and you'd be surprised at the amount on information is taught.
     
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    Even with training people shoot themselves or others or leave loaded guns in range of children
     
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    After all incidences of unarmed black people being shot by white police, I could see this being the case. I was just saying that it would be a shame to reach that point.
     
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    Yea, I completely agree. Don't want it to ever become some type of domestic cold war.

    My point was just to show many whites have been using that as an excuse forever without any mainstream backlash. Most would just consider those whites to be the nutty far right, but blacks are always lumped together reguardless of differ individual views.
     
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    With freedoms there are always risks.

    Prices are starting to come down a bit, so perhaps I will build another AR or AK. :D
     
  16. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    And what stopped the KKK?

    Was it blacks and their well-oiled scatterguns fighting them off?

    Or was it society that marginalized the KKK and forced them into the lunatic fringe?
     
  17. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ARs are pretty cheap, I dont trust ammo availability on the AKs
     
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    That's true, and you never know how many bullets you may need to shoot into someone in the future so it's better to play it safe now and go with the one with better ammo availability. Totally.

    Super important life decisions being made up in here.
     
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    But are African-Americans allowed to wear hoodies and carry?
     
  20. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ARs are also more accurate & can be fully customized, the AKs do have a reputation for being more reliable.

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    Don't see why not, just don't go around beating neighborhood watch captains and things should work out just fine
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I am curious about this claim.

    If you google, "54 percent of blacks now see gun ownership as a good thing," you come up with a number of articles that cite this figure and I found some track back to the NPR article that you cited—which for some reason does not link back to Pew Research

    However, if you go to Pew Research and search that string, I haven't been able to find where that is actually cited.

    Can anybody point to the actual Pew Research that this is based on? It would be helpful to see that number in context and see what other information can be gleaned from Pew's work.
     
  22. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Yea, don't beat on women beaters. Great world we live in. :p
     
  23. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no one knew he was a wife beater (GZ)[​IMG]
     
  24. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    seems ironic you are complaining about blacks being lumped together while considering whites to be the nutty far right.
     
  25. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    He did not say "all" whites. He conditioned that statement.
     

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