“Demographer William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program [not shown], recently analyzed the changes in the youth population across the 50 states from 2000 to 2014,” nationaljournal.com reports [charts at the link]. “Frey’s analysis produced the striking finding that the total number of whites younger than 20 declined in 46 of the 50 states over those years. While many Americans may be aware that whites are shrinking as a share of the youth population, the declining absolute number of whites in so many states points toward more profound changes in the nation’s make-up than most may be anticipating.” I think we can put the NRA into the category named . . .
“most.” While the National Rifle Association has put its money behind African American gun guru and firearms fashionista Colion Noir and has a handful of hispanic shooters in its PR portfolio, the organization is woefully deficient in minority members. Even a cursory glance around the NRA convention is enough to conclude that the NRA’s still dominated by OFWGs (Old Fat White Guys).
Simply put, the NRA must do more – a lot more – to increase the diversity of its members, or risk being marginalized. Or worse. At the moment, minorities skew Democratic, the party of gun control. The clock is ticking….