Some like to blame guns for killing people.
That’s as silly as blaming spoons for getting people fat.
So why do the traditional media and modern progressives do that? Are they just stupid? Do they believe objects like guns and spoons have agency?
Not really. It’s political correctness, seasoned with political expediency.
As Time Magazine reported on a pseudo-scientific study published in a medical magazine:
“Firearms are responsible for a more than four-year loss of life expectancy among black Americans – roughly double the firearm-related loss seen among white Americans.”
Firearms, not other people.
But how could a firearm — all by itself — be responsible for killing people? Black or white.
The truth is:
Black criminals are responsible for killing black Americans.
Progressives don’t want to say that, and anti-gun activists are eager to exploit the public’s ignorance.
According to the FBI, 89% of those accused of killing a black individual were black themselves (between 2013 to 2017).
Race of Homicide Victims and Offenders
|Race of Victim||Race of Offender|
The same pattern holds in Canada with Indigenous populations.
Rural Canada is dominated by First Nations Reserves, where violent crime is epidemic. Similar to young blacks in America’s inner-cities, Canada’s Aboriginal population, a historically disadvantaged group, possesses a homicide rate (8.76 per 100,000) six times higher than non-Aboriginal Canadians.
While Aboriginal people represent on average, about 3% of the population, in incidents where the Aboriginal status of the victim was known, Aboriginal people made up 17% of victims of homicide and 23% of those accused of committing a homicide over the time period studied.
If Statistics Canada was less politically correct, they’d ask questions about the ethnicity of both accused and victims of violent crimes like homicide. Americans do; why can’t Canadians be as courageous?
Such political correctness leaves policy makers in official ignorance.
What ethnicity are Toronto’s killers?
What ethnicity are the killers in Montreal?
What ethnicity are the gangsters in Surrey? We don’t know. (Officially, anyway).
We don’t have official statistics because Canadian authorities are afraid to know.
Such facts are better whispered in secret.
That doesn’t help the victims.
Hint: It’s culture not race.
A clue is starting us in the face: Hunters, black or white, living outside fetid urban ghettos across North America, somehow manage to own guns without killing anyone.