While the face of the gun rights movement tends to be white conservatives, Black Americans are also contributing to the recent gun industry boom. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, gun sales by Black men and women rose 58 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019. The choice that some Black Americans are making to arm themselves in self defense is just one part of a long, complicated chapter in U.S. history. Gerald Horne, a professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and author of The Bittersweet Science, joined Tanzania Vega on The Takeaway to discuss.
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