More people of color are reportedly buying guns because they are feeling threatened by police and rising hate crimes.
Asian Americans are arming themselves in response to the growing xenophobia surrounding COVID-19.
A spike in gun sales has been reported in parts of the West Coast, where a number of confirmed coronavirus cases emerged in recent weeks.
Members of the Chinese community in San Francisco are reportedly promoting gun ownership as fears of crimes targeting Chinese locals escalate.
In recent months, local Chinese news media reported a number of horrifying crimes, such as the kidnapping and rape of a 74-year-old woman, as well as the beating and robbery of the 56-year-old chairman of the Wong Family Benevolent Association.
“What’re you sightseeing, camel-jockey?”
I was playing with my infant outside of our rental home. We’d been living there for about two weeks. The house backs right up to the train tracks, and my silent shock was violated by a series of three drawn out train whistles. I looked over and saw a disgusting slop of a human, tits out to here, breathing hard in my direction. “We’re the new neighbors. You met my husband a little while ago.”