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Here in Baltimore, I belong to (and attend) a very nice range. When they opened, the clientele was maybe 30% black. From Covid until this spring, it grew to perhaps 60% black.
But now, after the Supreme Court ruling? The place is packed, and packed with black people getting trained so they can carry legally, and protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property. Last night, staff excepting, #5 and I were the only white faces there. Fantastic!
I have long said that the limitations on getting a Concealed-Carry-Wear permit in Maryland were racist because only people like me could get through the hoops, while black people were largely barred. I am delighted to report that, thanks to the Supreme Court, legal gun ownership (and concealed carry) is skyrocketing in Baltimore and Maryland, and I expect to see crime drop correspondingly in the months and years to come.
The more empowered black people actually are, by virtue of being able to defend themselves, the better the health of our nation.Published in