What if large groups of African-American men carrying shotguns and semi-automatic rifles started moseying into stores across America to tout their support of open-carry gun laws? Would they be greeted by the same anxious looks shoppers gave groups of armed white men who did the same this summer at Target stores and chain restaurants like Chipotle? Or something more lethal?
Or as a letter writer to USA stated:
I am an Army combat veteran and an NRA-certified pistol instructor. I own guns for hunting and personal protection. I have possessed concealed carry licenses in Virginia and North Carolina. I believe in the Second Amendment, but I won’t even consider carrying a firearm openly in public. I haven’t exercised my right to carry a concealed handgun in more than four years.
The reason: I am Black.
Are you treated differently if you are white and open carry a gun vs. if you are black and open carry a gun? Guess which one is put on a FBI watch list?
Watch When Guns, Race and Activism Intersect, Things Get Complicated - Klepper Podcast, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGPaU1D_ICM