Study: African-Americans are fastest growing group of gun owners –


CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

African-Americans are the fastest growing group of gun owners in the state of North Carolina.

A  2017 Crime Prevention Research Center report states that from 2012 to 2016 black gun ownership grew 30 percent faster than whites in North Carolina. 

The latest Pew Research study shows 24 percent of African-Americans in this country have guns in their homes. 

Several local gun owners said the numbers are in line with their belief in the second amendment. “It is important that we actually arm ourselves,” gun owner Carolyn Cuthbertson said. 

Cuthbertson said when her husband died two years ago, she took the gun he gave her and learned how to shoot. But it took a while to come around to the idea.

“I would go to the gun ranges….the noise would scare me so…

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