“A group of Black gun owners in Colorado are coming together to protect themselves during this time of nationwide racial unrest.
The 1770 Armory and Gun Club is the first of its kind in the state and opened its doors recently as an increasing number of African Americans are arming themselves across the U.S.
Shawn McWilliams, an Aurora resident and a member of the club, recently spoke with the Associated Press and explained the importance of practicing shooting and teaching other members to do so. Most of those enrolled in the club are new and all of them are Black.
“If you just got your concealed carry permit this year, we want you here,” McWilliams said. “I want to train you.””
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BET Staff 6 November 2020.