Asian Americans armed themselves during the pandemic in response to racial acts, study finds

Geographic locations of study participants and Asian population by state. Credit: Preventive Medicine Reports (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101800

Asian Americans who experienced increased acts of racism at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to acquire firearms and ammunition for self-defense, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.

“Our data suggests that racism and its…

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