The conservative Republican commentator argues that preserving gun rights is critical to creating safer majority-black communities: "Regarding black reality, blacks are the least armed, least protected and defended, and the most assaulted citizens in our country. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 42 percent of whites and 16 percent of blacks say that they have a pistol or rifle at home. And, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, for the period 1980 to 2008, 'Blacks were six times more likely than whites to be homicide victims and eight times more likely to commit a homicide.'"
Ms. Parker continues her commentary about gun rights and black folks: "Law-abiding black citizens live under siege in crime-ridden urban centers. Somehow they are supposed to buy the logic that giving more power to those in law enforcement already charged with maintaining order but don’t, while stripping down the freedoms of those that do obey the law, will make them better off? In a Pew Research Center survey in 2009, 46 percent of whites compared to 24 percent of blacks said they have a 'great deal' of confidence in the local police to enforce the law. Can anyone whom God has blessed with a brain actually think that universal background checks will keep guns out of the hands of gang thugs? Or that these same checks, in which some past legal infraction might nullify a gun application, will not result in even fewer urban law-abiding blacks obtaining a weapon for protection?"