More African Americans look to purchase guns

The right to bear arms for self defense is a natural right and open to all.  I’m glad to see gun ownership by people who do not fit the stereotype of old white guy.  Universalizing it makes gun ownership less of a political pawn.  I really hate it when politicians use our rights as tools to get elected.  Rights should be universal.

From Channel 7 WSPA:

December 27, 2016

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Paul Oliver, the owner of Oliver Arms in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is having a very good year. Business is up and customers are happy.

“We prefer it to be more of a normal steady pattern of sales and that’s what we’ve experienced before and after the election,” Oliver said.

Oliver saw a slight bounce in sales after the November election. He also saw his minority clientele increase as several of those customers signed up for his concealed weapons permit classes.

“We’ve had a fairly consistent growth pattern of some of the minorities in our CWP classes,” he said. “It has not been fairly dramatic either way, but we’ve seen a steady growth.”

But for the Atlanta-based National African American Gun Association, the interest has been overwhelming. NAAG President Philip Smith started this group in February 2015 and now has more than 14,000 members across the country. A surge of new members joined over Thanksgiving weekend.

“We saw 1,000 members joins our organization in just four days,” Smith said. “Those are big numbers. For some organizations that’s not very much but for us, that tells us that something is going on.”

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