July 12, 2012

TEXAS: Full of Black Women With Guns. “Texas Department of Public Safety data show that the fastest-growing group of concealed handgun owners in the state has been, for at least five years, black women.”

Plus this: “For women, part of the tension around this topic is that women with guns are marginalized in a feminist culture that promotes unarmed resistance and ‘clean’ fighting techniques . . . . White Southern men, on the other hand, were the most likely to congratulate me on this life decision and follow up with advice on the best kind of firearm to buy.”

Amusing to see this in the lefty Utne Reader. This is what it looks like when you win a culture war. But read the whole thing. This bit is interesting: “In the black community, the social and economic tension between black men and women has made black women appear to have increasingly more in common with white men than black men. Black women, like white men, are often the heads of household, often the primary or sole breadwinners in their homes, and they are simultaneously admired and hated (often by black men) for their successes.”