The Democrats' obsession with identity politics continues to blow up in their faces, as one poll shows that the majority of blacks favor gun ownership.
National Public Radio (NPR) reported in 2015 that 54% of black Americans view gun ownership in a positive light, a massive increase from 29% in 2013, per Pew Research Center. The NPR report further described the embrace of gun ownership by black Americans:
In places like Detroit, more African-Americans are getting permits to carry concealed weapons.
At a practice range just outside of Detroit, Rick Ector trains new gun owners. He says the new chief's attitude is a welcome change.
"He's the only one that I can ever recall who has been fervently in support of 'good Americans,' as he terms it, carrying firearms for personal protection," he says.
Ector thinks African-Americans nationally have been slower to embrace concealed-carry because so many of them live in places where it's still more restricted. Both Chief Craig and Ector are black.
"When you look at New Jersey, you look at New York, you look at California, D.C. and Chicago, really it's still a foreign experience," he says. "When you really look at the city of Detroit, we're kind of leading the way in terms of urban areas with law-abiding citizens carrying guns."
AWR Hawkins featured the 2015 NPR report in his Friday piece in the National Rifle Association's (NRA) America's 1st Freedom, where he also pointed out that between 2012 and 2016, "the number of black people with [concealed carry] permits increased 30 percent faster than the number of whites with permits," per the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC).
In an even greater blow to the Left's doctrine of intersectionality, Hawkins noted that CPRC data showed that women with concealed carry permits increased "at twice the rate of males" during that same time frame, which means that "black women are leading the charge in gun ownership."
The Left has been promulgating intersectionality as this idea that certain groups of people are more oppressed than others and therefore their opinions hold more validity than others. Black women are high on the intersectionality totem pole, which means that by the Left's logic, the fact that black women are among the leaders of gun ownership means that people should accept the idea that gun ownership is a positive thing.
Will the Democrats then abandon their gun-grabbing totalitarian ways?