Growing Momentum for Black Gun Ownership

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A man walks in the crowd during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters are expected at the rally to oppose gun control legislation like universal background checks that are being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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A man walks in the crowd during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters are expected at the rally to oppose gun control legislation like universal background checks that are being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

On Monday, tens of thousands of people rallied outside of the state capital to protest state Democrats’ plans for gun control legislation. Despite what may have appeared to be a lack of diversity in the crowd of tens of thousands, there is a growing movement of African Americans who are in support of the Second Amendment. The African American Gun Association has 30,000 members, 60% of whom are Black women.

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