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Armed with history, black gun owners weigh in on exercising their Second Amendment rights

Andrew Jameson
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Siwatu-Salama Ra is a young Detroit activist who was sentenced to two years in prison for brandishing a licensed and unloaded firearm in what she claims was an act of self-defense. Her conviction has raised questions about the nature of black gun ownership in the United States.

To explore this further, Stateside spoke with Tanisha Moner, an NRA-certified instructor, and Chad King, the co-founder of the Black Bottom Gun Club, the Detroit Chapter of the National African American Gun Association. They discussed their personal philosophies on gun ownership, the historical context of gun ownership in the black community, and the importance of education and training for gun owners.

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