A troubling fact to consider: firearm homicide is the leading cause of death for African Americans age 1-44. Even though African Americans make up about 13% of the U.S. population, this group is affected by over 54% of all firearm homicides. These statistics clearly show a racial disparity in terms of violence and public safety in our country.
For years, the government and social science field have focused on two seemingly ineffective methods to reduce gun violence:
Reactionary punishment measures, e.g., throwing people in prison Programs that focus on fixing schools, homes, …read more