Our research shows how it is poor blacks who live in high crime urban areas who benefit the most from having a gun to protect themselves. This story from ABC TV News in Columbus, Ohio provides a dramatic example of this point:
A mother and her 13-year-old son were at the corner store in their neighborhood when police say two men approached them and opened fire, shooting her son in both feet. That’s when the mom pulled out her licensed gun and shot back.
The mom . . . said she immediately recognized one of the suspects Kevin Hayden, when he walked up to Wilson Market Sunday. She says Hayden and his friends have been harassing her for years, after breaking into her home.
She says she was so concerned, she went and got a conceal carry license this fall. . . .
The TV report noted:
Reporter: “Others linked to Kevin Hayden broke into her home several years ago and have been harassing her family since. The intimidation even prompted her to get a permit allowing her to carry a gun this fall. Just in time for her to shoot back at the shooter in front of Wilson Market this weekend.”
Mother: “I really need these people behind bars. You know what I mean, because here is the thing: an innocent kid got shot.”
Reporter: “This mom says that she unloaded her weapon has Hayden and his friend ran firing back.” . . .