According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of blacks now see gun ownership as a good thing, something more likely to protect than harm. That’s up from 29 percent just two years ago. In places like Detroit, more African-Americans are getting permits to carry concealed weapons.
Police chiefs usually don’t like the idea of citizens carrying concealed guns for self-defense, but James Craig, police chief in Detroit, says he had to be realistic about the situation in his hometown.
So he endorsed a trend that was already well under way — the trend toward more people carrying legal guns.