"Distinguish between the problem in black and in white America. One group has over twice the firearm violence per capita than the other. One group seems to kill themselves and the other kills others. But for the theory of rights, a compelling case could be made to prevent black ownership. (Just as Democrats and the KKK did in the south.) I don't advocate that as I believe in rights--including equal protection. Good old rights. Still working after all these years." Interesting. How many of the mass killings via guns in this country were done by black Americans or other non-whites? I've been away from the area I grew up in- Rhode Island- for decades so it has probably changed. But I knew no one who had a gun nor whose family did. As soon as I moved to Colorado that changed.