Frum attacks Ann Coulter over race and guns

Frum takes on Coulter: America’s gun problem is not a race problem

Guns offer equal opportunity tragedies, David Frum says. Here's a Glock pistol with a 17-round magazine.
Guns offer equal opportunity tragedies, David Frum says. Here’s a Glock pistol with a 17-round magazine.

Editor’s note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of eight books, including a new novel, “Patriots,” and a post-election e-book, “Why Romney Lost.” Frum was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.

(CNN) — Massacres such as Newtown are horrifying and heart-rending. They are also nothing like the typical American gun murder.

The typical murder has one victim, not many. The typical murder is committed with a handgun, not a rifle. And in the typical murder, both the perpetrator and the victim are young black men. Blacks are six times as likely as whites to be the victim of a homicide. Blacks are seven times as likely to commit a homicide.

The horrifying toll of gun violence on black America explains why black Americans are so much more likely than whites to favor gun control.

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