Gun Sales To Blacks And Minorities Rise After Trump Win
Has Trump’s election win surged fears in minority communities? According a new numbers surveyed by MSN, gun ownership is on the rise following this intense and shocking election cycle. Black Americans and other minorities are feeling the need to fight the power by any means necessary…
Gun store owners told NBC News that since November 8 they’re seeing up to four times as many black and minority customers —and black gun groups are reporting double the normal number of attendees at their meetings since the election.
Racial tension was already at a high during the election, with a spate of videoed shootings and deaths of black men by police officers, followed by ardent protests and the fatal targeting of white police officers.
African-American focused gun groups are also on the rise following the election…
Black gun owner groups are seeing an uptick too, led by African-American women. They report receiving an increased number of emails from across the country from concerned minorities looking to learn more about gun safety, training, and firearm access.
Philip Smith, founder of the 14,000-member National African American Gun Association said his members are buying up every kind of gun, from Glock handguns to AR-15 rifles to AK-47 semi and automatic weapons — though most first-time buyers gravitate toward a nine-millimeter pistol or .38 revolver. He said that twice the usual attendees have RSVP’d for the next meeting of the Georgia chapter, which he heads.
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