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 link to increased firearm ownership and carrying may put Asian Americans at elevated risk of firearm injury,” said Hsing-Fang Hsieh, assistant research scientist in health behavior and health education at the U-M School of Public Health.

Read the full news article from May 24, 2022.

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