Gun rights are civil rights. Guns are not only for white North America. There is some form of legal open carry in 43 states in the US for the law abiding. It is an individual state’s constitutional provision that allows a law abiding citizen to do this. And that person has to be willing to take on the scrutiny of the public, law enforcement, and even peers in the gun community. You have to have your act together to do this. Criminals don’t open carry.
I ask the question because perception being what it is… Misconceptions, hoplophobia and ignorance can get you killed. What do you think?
Is open carry for a non-white person dangerous? For those that carry; have you ever considered the risk a person of color may face to do the same thing as you even though they have the “right” to do so?
Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a gun rights activist, firearms trainer, and new media producer of The Urban Shooter Podcast.