Thursday, July 16, 2015
Yahoo News: Black Attitudes on Gun Control are Shifting
To be sure, attitudes toward guns are still deeply divided along racial lines, with 60 percent of blacks prioritizing controls on gun ownership over protecting gun rights, while 61 percent of whites say they consider gun rights more important than gun controls, according to a December poll by the Pew Reserch Center.
But the level of African American support for gun control has fallen by 14 percentage points since 1993, when it stood at 74% according to the Pew data.
During that same period, the number of blacks prioritizing gun rights over stricter gun controls nearly doubled, up to 34 percent in December from 18 percent in 1993.