“In August and September, Denver police data shows more city residents were issued permits to carry concealed guns than any month since January 2016.
Last week, we reported on a new Black-owned gun range in Five Points. Almost everyone we spoke to there told us the world just feels more volatile right now. More than ever, co-owner Wanda James told us, people are feeling a need to protect themselves and their families. She said intense political views have merged with visible gun ownership and, sometimes, violence. She said more people are arming themselves as a result, and it’s one reason she thinks the training offered at 17 Seventy Armory and Gun Club is needed.”
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Beaty, Kevin. Denverite 26 October 2020.