800 black women in 2014 received permits and so far this year 1,400 have gotten a license to carry.
Founder of Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction, Marchelle Tigner said, “It’s important, especially for black women, to learn how to shoot. We need to learn how to defend ourselves.”
Black women might make up a small percentage of overall applicants, but they have the highest growth rate for obtaining the permit.
The founder of the National African American Gun Association, Philip Smith said, “A lot of black women are now going to the range, to the store buying a gun and then going to practice. It’s a definite trend that we’re seeing at our organization and also in general public.”
With each year the number will more than likely increase, but do you think the amount of black women buying guns and carrying permits will grow in other cities?
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Famous Folks We Lost to Gun Violence
We have all heard the saying ‘Guns Don’t Kill, People Do’. . . well, actually, it’s the combination of the two. Every year in the U.S., an average of more than 100,000 people are the victims of gun violence. Some survive but many do not. Here are just a few familiar faces and names of folks from different walks of life who did not survive.