The bolded part is simply good, self-evident sense:
African-Americans are disproportionately affected by gun violence, and many black leaders are among the most vocal advocates of gun control. But there is a segment of the black community that believes gun ownership has helped keep them alive through several generations, and won’t give them up.
Damn straight they shouldn’t. The situation in Dizzy City is complicated by the fact that the District has a frankly unconstitutional and even more frankly useless gun control regime attached to it; so, technically, even the responsible gun owners there are doing something illegal. But that could be fixed with some rational gun laws*.
*The kind that you get when you actually read the actual Constitution, and not the version that that one professor in college taught. You know the guy I’m talking about. The ultra liberal who went to the other side of the street whenever he saw an African-American approaching.