More African-Americans favoring owning guns, but racial inequity alleged on exercise of rights

The Columbus Dispatch – February 2015, Philip Smith started a Facebook group to make space for the often-overlooked concerns of law-abiding, license-carrying gun owners who happen to be African-American.Smith said he was tired of feeling conspicuous as the only black guy at the gun ranges he visited. Surely, he thought, there must be others out there, dealing with the same suspicions he faced when passers-by glimpsed the Glock on his hip.

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