Study: African-Americans are fasting 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 recent study found since 2012, black gun ownership in North Carolina grew 30 percent faster than white gun ownership. Across the country, nearly 24 percent of African Americans have guns in their homes, a Pew Research study found.

WBTV’s Micah Smith talked to several gun owners who say despite their growing numbers they aren’t always represented in the national conversation on gun rights.

“As African-Americans, if we have conceal carry, you’re treated differently, you are handled differently,” gun owner Carolyn Cuthbertson said.

That’s why she went looking for a club that catered to African Americans gun owners. Our full interviews on the latest trend,…

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