A millennial, a woman, and a black person walk into a gun shop…
What’s your first reaction?
“What in God’s name are those poor, lost souls doing there?”
I assure you, I am none of those things.
But being a young, black woman who empowers myself with a firearm, is no joking matter. No, in fact, its one worth writing about. Why? Because the demographics of gun owners in America is changing—and quickly.
This election, us “Second Amendment types” will hear a lot of visceral speech from a particular candidate. Words such as “Racist” or Sexist”.
I wrote a piece for Bearing Arms a couple of months ago, that resonated with many, a piece entitled, “Black America Isn’t Buying Your Gun Control Lies Congressman Lewis”. A piece where I shattered the myth that the anti-gun side wants you to believe. That black Americans don’t support the second amendment. After that piece, several pieces followed. In fact, because of places like Chicago, where gun deaths per year run in the thousands, why would any self respecting African American, ever be inclined to support, much less advocate for gun rights?
Well they definitely would never write about the history of minorities embracing the right to carry.
Now, for sure, they certainly would never fight for gun rights…
Cue, “Black, Armed, and Conservative.”
What started out as a future mixtape cover, just for grins, has become a full fledged opinion column, set to debut this weekend during the Red State Gathering in Denver, Colorado.
With “Black, Armed, and Conservative”, expect to hear something that you won’t hear from our, always honest Democratic presidential nominee or the media at large, ‘Black America’, but generally, minorities in general, are sick of the twisted perception that they are victims. When what we have seen in history, including modern history, that regardless of your race, gender, or sexual orientation, one’s right to self-defense, one’s right to the individual right to bear arms is not a Democrat, Republican or Libertarian thing. It’s an American thing. Period.
Join me back here, every Saturday for future musings on this issue.