Vic Carter Do you have any data suggesting how many blacks vs whites are armed in such encounters? If so, you didn’t present it. But you also seem to be operating under the premise that if someone killed by police is armed then, by definition, it was justified. I live in SC which allows for pretty easy gun carry – so I’m not sure I’d even be willing to accept that there is *any* relevance to a person having a gun and the justification of them getting killed. You would need to present evidence that they are actively doing *something* to threaten the officer’s life with that gun, not that they simply possess one.