The media will of course resist anything that threatens their world-view. More Black Women Than Ever Are Getting Concealed Carry Permits In Chicago & It’s Changing How Women Think About Self-Defense
Black women are getting concealed carry permits at an astounding (at least to the media) rate.
In [Chicago] where violence against women and girls of color has been overlooked for far too long, more than 1,300 Black women received a concealed carry license in 2017, a 67 percent increase since 2014, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.
I almost hate to give a link to the article in the Tribune, because while it is mostly unbiased they have to give their favored narrative – about how more guns equals more violence (John Lott, call your office) even in the face of statistics that show otherwise. That is, legally owned guns don’t cause crime and are not the problem.
Because they are likely to be the victims of crime, and they know from experience that when seconds count, police are at least minutes away. And that police investigate crime much more than they prevent crime.
But that narrative. You know the one, where all gun owners are uneducated white men from the south. The one the media loves, even when they know it isn’t true. The media won’t give that narrative up without a fight. Still, the facts are changing.
And what’s perhaps even more important than all of this is for Americans in general, and American gun culture specifically, to witness how women like Tigner are changing the way our society talks about Black Americans and gun ownership. As Tigner recently put it for WBUR: “Every story you see with a Black person and a firearm is a negative story. It’s about someone, you know, getting shot, or someone robbing someone, so I wanted to change that narrative and make it normal,” Tigner said. “We can exercise our Second Amendment rights just like everyone else can, and it’s not just a bad thing or making you a criminal. And I think education is key to changing that narrative.”
The media hates it when their point of view is challenged.