2021 - Ongoing
Texas, United States
The current socio-political environment in the United States has led many African Americans to arm themselves. In fact African Americans has the highest increase in new gun owners of any demographic, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The goal is not to glorify gun ownership but to show the hypocrisy within it and dismantle negative stereotypes associated with African American gun owners.
In the United States Gun ownership is a constitutional right, however history shows us when African Americans assert them they are infringed.
This fact was witnessed in 1967 with the introduction of the Mulford Act. It was a California bill that targeted members of the Black Panthers who were exercising their rights to open carry.
The point of this series is to promote a more balanced archive of African Americans with firearms — those who use them for sport, hobby and protection.