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Black gun rights group advocates for more firearms

TND) — It’s a cycle predictable as clockwork: a horrific tragedy, followed by passionate speeches for gun control, ending in an expectation that firearm sales will spike.


Gun sales for 2020 and 2021 hit around 20 million, breaking records. Surprisingly, almost 70% of first-time gun owners during this time frame were people of color younger, many younger than 45.

When Black folks came to this country we didn’t have guns. We were slaves. So, the gun was something like a Bible in the slave masters’ quarters. It was something you looked at but you didn’t touch. Now that’s been demystified,” said Philip Smith, president of the National African American Gun Association.

On their website, NAAGA says single Black women are one of the fastest-growing groups of firearms owners as exemplified by Lucretia Hughes during her testimony before the House committee hearing on gun violence this week.

 

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