ALL of us, Bob?
I think you are wrong in your ‘correlation’ theory. More below.
A few things for you to think about, but let me stress first that I am not a racist in any form, as far as I can tell. White families are dysfunctional as well, but the following facts do NOT point to the ease of obtaining guns.
Also let me point out that NOONE that I know of is against sensible gun control!!
– FACT : Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks commit around half of homicides in the United States. DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, blacks committed 52% of homicides, compared to 45% of homicides committed by whites.
More up to date FBI statistics tell a similar story. In 2013, black criminals carried out 38% of murders, compared to 31.1% for whites, again despite the fact that there are five times more white people in the U.S.
– FACT : From 2011 to 2013, 38.5 per cent of people arrested for murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault were black. This figure is three times higher than the 13% black population figure. When you account for the fact that black males aged 15-34, who account for around 3% of the population, are responsible for the vast majority of these crimes, the figures are even more staggering.
– FACT : Despite the fact that black people commit an equal or greater number of violent crimes than whites, whites are almost TWICE as likely to be killed by police officers.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, between 1999 and 2011, 2,151 whites died as a result of being shot by police compared to 1,130 blacks.
Critics argue that black people are overrepresented in these figures because they only represent 13% of the population, but they are underrepresented if you factor in violent crime offenders. In other words, you would expect the number of blacks and whites killed by police to be roughly equal given that they commit a roughly equal number of violent crimes, but that’s not the case. Whites are nearly 100% more likely to be victims.
And what about black on white violence in general?
– FACT : Despite being outnumbered by whites five to one, blacks commit eight times more crimes against whites than vice-versa, according to FBI statistics from 2007. A black male is 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. These figures also show that interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white.
“Even allowing for the existence of discrimination in the criminal justice system, the higher rates of crime among black Americans cannot be denied,” wrote James Q. Wilson and Richard Herrnstein in their widely cited 1985 study, “Crime and Human Nature.” “Every study of crime using official data shows blacks to be overrepresented among persons arrested, convicted, and imprisoned for street crimes.”
It’s clear that the greater propensity for black people to commit violent crimes is a driving factor as to why blacks are becoming involved in more violent confrontations with police than their 13% population figure suggests they should be. If the 911 calls are coming from black areas and are related to black people committing violent crimes, then of course black people are more likely to be involved in violent confrontations with cops.
So -That’s analysis, not racism. The question is - why? We’re all about the same regardless of skin color, obviously. AND we all have access to guns, and always will have - no Utopian dream of a gun-free society is ever going to happen, nor should it - but with equal access, YET one group has a vastly higher rate of gun crime that others groups. Why? It is not the gun. It is not skin color.
There’s your correlation. It is a culture that is in need of our compassion and help, not knee-jerking liberal gun-grabbing. Gun control yes of course, but commonsensical.
(AS an aside - In any case, guns are used for other things, not ‘just killing people’ as lefties try to point out. Hunting, the fun of target practice (which I enjoy, whether bow and arrow or firearm), self-defense (an armed citizenry has stopped many crimes without firing a shot), and collecting - which I would do if I had the money.
So to take guns away also takes away a lot of pleasure for law-abiding citizenry. Not to mention the 2nd amendment)
You are comparing apples to oranges. I’m talking about America, not Western Europe or ‘affluent nations.’ They’ve got their own problems, if the EVIDENCE is considered. I find that liberals tend to minimize any facts that go against their perceptions as well.
Our nation has its own culture, leftists are not the same everywhere, love of family is not a Christian monopoly. America has Christians in it, but itself is not "Christian’.
I got some of the statistics from https://www.infowars.com/black-crime-facts-that-the-white-liberal-media-darent-talk-about/