Hundreds of Black Gun Owners Are Marching on ‘Black Wall Street’ This Weekend

Hundreds of Black Gun Owners Are Marching on ‘Black Wall Street’ This Weekend

Hundreds of armed Black gun owners and Second Amendment advocates are planning to march on “Black Wall Street” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend to pay homage to the lives lost in the Tulsa Race Massacre and advocate for more Black gun ownership in the U.S. Nearly a century after the violence that destroyed an affluent neighborhood in Tulsa known as Black Wall Street and left as many as 300 Black Americans dead, a collection of gun rights groups organized the peaceful event for Saturday, the anniversary of the 1921 massacre. After a year of international protests against racism and police brutality, the men and women will continue the fight for racial justice, which includes being able to arm and protect themselves without consequences, the same way white Americans can. “Our hope is to try to galvanize a community, educate around the position of Second Amendment rights, and hopefully be a vehicle to more or less unify the African American community,” Yafeuh Balogun, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club in Dallas, told VICE News. “We want to be part of history,” he continued. “We want the generations, the younger kids to understand the timeframe and the importance of recognizing the people that came before them and the sacrifices that they made.” At least three other organizations are joining the Newton Gun Club, including the Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt Pistol and Rifle Gun Club of Central Texas, the Anubis Arms Gun Club, and the Panther Special Operations Command. All […]

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