Local Group Aims to Change the Narrative as Black Gun Ownership Soars

Local Group Aims to Change the Narrative as Black Gun Ownership Soars

The cry for social justice is echoing for Black Americans not only in the streets with protests but in gun shops across the nation, including in South Florida. In the weeks following the social unrest of summer 2020, Black gun ownership soared. Gun sales shot up and most of the people buying them are African American. Many in the Black community say they are afraid of the things currently ailing society and could harm their families, from the coronavirus to racism, to the sometimes-violent encounters Black people have had with police. Before the pandemic hit, NBC 6 spent the day with the Black Arms Gun Club to find out why so many Black Americans feel now more than ever is their time to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Members of the advocacy group say gun control laws were created to keep guns out of the hands of Black people. They also say it’s something our forefathers fought for just like voting. Many of the gun club members are women and moms. Danielle Campbell, a mother of three, says she’s been teaching her children to respect firearms to prevent accidents. “I love guns. I think they’re beautiful,” Campbell said. Her real aim is to protect her family, especially after her friend Alicia Rountree, who was also a mother of three, was killed by a stray bullet in Miami Gardens as she drove home in 2017. “People were being robbed and shot down in the street, so I decided I needed […]

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