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The Age of Trump Is Producing More Black Gun Owners

The change in demographic diversifies the group of gun enthusiasts, who tend to be older white males

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    The Age of Trump Is Producing More Black Gun Owners
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    While no agency or group keeps track of gun sales by race, interviews with firearms dealers and gun clubs nationwide strongly suggest a sharp increase in the number of African-Americans buying guns since Trump's election, NBC News reported.

    Many are arming themselves out of fear that Trump's America has resparked old racial flames, emboldening white supremacists and raising tension between races.

    Gun range owners said first-time black gun owners are flocking in, filling open seats in gun-safety and concealed-carry classes. The change in demographic diversifies the group of gun enthusiasts, who tend to be older white males.

    "People feel that they have, perhaps, a president that they don't feel is going to protect them, that's there for them," said Kevin Jones, the Ohio director of the National African-American Gun Association.

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