Law Forum : Are There Any Solutions to the Gun Violence Problem In the Black Community?

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Former President Barack Obama tearing up while answering a question about what can be done to reduce gun violence. “We know that we can’t stop every act of violence. But what if we tried to stop even one?” the former president responded.

It is not too hard to find a story today about the relationship between the African-American community and guns. Typically, these stories paint a complicated and often inaccurate view of the role guns play in the lives of people of color.


For example, it was recently reported that a 15-year-old African-American boy was shot and killed May 6 by San Diego Police responding to a 911 call. The teenager allegedly pointed a BB gun at the police when they arrived. The police stated that the teenager who was shot made the original 911 call. In a separate report, a drunken gunman opened fire at an apartment pool in San Diego on April 30, targeting and killing African-Americans and a Hispanic. Yet, in another report, Austin police shot and killed a 24-year-old African-American man that is alleged to have fired at the police officers.

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http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/05/10/solutions-solve-gun-violence-problem-black-community/
 

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The gun problem in this country is not limited to the Black communities.
The media focus is on the Black community, as whites carry out mass shootings in schools, churches, theatres, killing entire family members, etc.



  1. White Privilege and the 2nd Amendment | The Progressive Cynic
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    Sep 28, 2013 ... This pro-white bias in regard to gun-ownership is both unfair and highly ... assuming that white people with guns are somehow less dangerous.
 

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Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence in American Cities

Urban gun violence touches on issues central to American life: safety, equality, opportunity, and community. As thousands of city residents are killed or injured with guns each year, mayors and other community leaders face an urgent challenge: finding effective solutions and implementing them to make a difference now and into the future. This report, a collaboration between Everytown for Gun Safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the National Urban League, is a tool for all city leaders who want to reduce gun violence.

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https://everytownresearch.org/reports/strategies-for-reducing-gun-violence-in-american-cities/
 

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Guns and race: The different worlds of black and white Americans

“The nation’s consciousness has been raised by the repeated acts of police brutality against blacks. But the problem of public space violence—seen in the extraordinary distress, trauma and pain many poor inner-city families experience following the killing of a family member or close relative—also deserves our special attention."

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https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2015/12/15/guns-and-race-the-different-worlds-of-black-and-white-americans/
 

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