Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitpropagandists at The Trace are closing out the year with a farrago of firearm “facts” highlighting the need to disarm Americans. Click here for 11 Facts That Tell the Story of Gun Violence in 2017. Needless to say . . .
all their “facts” are skewed or lack context. Or, in one case, don’t say what they want them to say.
Check out the headline above. Here’s the rest of the story:
In an analysis of homicide reports spanning more than 30 years of FBI data, the Marshall Project uncovered stark racial disparities among the killings that are deemed justifiable.
Overall, one in 50 murders is ruled justified — but when the killer is white and the victim is a black man, the figure climbs to one in six. Handgun killings with a white shooter and a black male victim exhibit an even more dramatic bias: one in four is found justified.
Racist laws! Racist judges! Racist Republicans! White racist Republicans — with guns! Murdering blacks — and getting away with it! Gun control is the answer! Hang on . . .
How did “killings that are deemed justifiable” become “murders ruled justified”? A justified homicide isn’t murder. Anyone who suggests otherwise has an anti-gun axe to grind.
Anyway, here’s my theory explaining this “racial disparity”: that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
More black men/women pose an imminent credible threat of grievous bodily harm or death to a white man/woman than the other way around. Also worth noting: most whites justifiably shoot whites, and most blacks justifiably shoot blacks.
I’m sure that’s racist too, somehow.
Meanwhile, please keep in mind that all Americans have a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, regardless of their race, creed, color or sexual orientation. Regardless of what someone else does or doesn’t do with their gun.