‘Trump Bump’ – The Don is Producing More Black Gun Owners

More blacks are buying guns. (Photo: NBC News)

President Donald Trump is creating more black gun owners, NBC News reports.

“While no agency or group keeps track of gun sales by race, interviews with firearms dealers and gun clubs across the country strongly suggest a sharp rise in the number of African-Americans buying guns since Trump’s election,” writes Trymaine Lee of NBC News.

“Many are walking into gun shops to arm themselves out of fear that his election has rekindled old racial flames, emboldening white supremacists and stoking tension between the races,” he continues.

Yes, there is probably some truth to this analysis. The mainstream media has been on a mission to paint Trump as an anti-immigrant, anti-minority president. Of course, Trump doesn’t always do the best job in fighting off this image.

You’ll recall the omission of the word “Jews” or “Jewish” from the annual presidential proclamation on International Holocaust Remembrance Day or his dithering when it came to disavowing former KKK leader David Duke while he was then the GOP-frontrunner for president. Those are just two examples.

The question of whether Trump is racist (I don’t think he is) is irrelevant insofar as that as long as enough people perceive him as being racist then the media has won. Perception is reality, as they say. He can make statements like, “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life,” or the “least racist person” till the cows come home but if the prevailing media narrative is that Trump is a racist and anti-Semite then it’s going to catch on, especially within minority communities.

Based on NBC’s reporting, it certainly has caught on as many of the African Americans interviewed for the piece cited Trump’s rhetoric as being part of the reason why they’ve opted to begin exercising their 2A rights.

“There’s some fiery rhetoric that some would say is incendiary racist rhetoric from the White House,” 60-year-old Lesly Green of Cleveland said, who is currently shopping for a handgun for self-defense. “White supremacy groups are kind of feeling emboldened.”

Dickson “Q” Amoah, who started the 761st Gun Club of Illinois on the day after Trump was elected, also mentioned Trump when discussing why blacks are buying more guns.

“I don’t want to say Donald Trump was solely responsible for the number of African-Americans deciding to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” Amoah said. “But he was the icing on the cake, the cherry. You see the alt-right groups coming out spewing their hate speech and it sends off alarms. You see the hate crimes going on — race-related, religion-related with the Jewish cemeteries being attacked and all of the swastikas that were popping up.”

Personally, I’ll never fault any law-abiding citizen for making the decision to gun up, regardless of the reason. But I would just caution new black owners to not get so caught up in the mainstream media’s characterizations of Trump. Sure, I certainly have my doubts and reservations about Trump. But I’m willing to give him a chance to see if he can truly turn this country around.

What we do know is that Obama failed in this regard. Between ballooning health care costs, skyrocketing college tuitions and, as a result, student loan debt, rampant wage stagnation, a severe lack of job opportunities that pay a livable wage and on and on, the Obama years were a disaster! Ironically, no one felt Obama’s failings more painfully than blacks. Don’t take my word for it, just ask PBS host Tavis Smiley.

(Photo: CNN Money)

“Sadly, and it pains me to say this, over the last decade black folk, in the era of Obama have lost ground in every major economic category,” Smiley said in an interview with Huffington Post last year. “Not one, two or three [categories], but every major economic category, black Americans have lost ground”

“We’ve been so caught up in the symbolism of the Obama presidency, we haven’t pressed as hard as we should on the substance of this presidency,” Smiley said. “Black people and black leaders have been too deferential to this president.”

But even if Trump does fail to “Make America Great Again” the advantage to bearing arms is it gives one a means to protect one’s flock. Put quite simply, whether you’re black or white or purple, you want to be armed if/when the SHTF.  We all can agree on that.

As Rev. Karl Jones tells NBC, “God never made us to be puppets just to be beat upon and treaded upon. He made us to be someone that’s well educated, knowledgeable, and have enough wisdom and sense to protect yourself, your family, and your possessions. So I believe that.”

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  • James Beattie May 22, 2017, 2:04 pm

    I’m white, a gun owner, and I loath Trump. Since his election I’ve purchased eight more firearms, including an AR, a .44 magnum, S&W “governor” (which can shoot .410 shotgun shells). I view Trump as a potential tyrant and so have armed myself to resit his tyranny. I encourage all liberals and minorities to arm themselves if they have not done so already.

    • ejharb June 23, 2017, 8:23 am

      If your statement wasn’t so pathetically wrong it’d be hilarious.
      You likely have no guns and if you do you think your going to be like antifa and learn by osmosis?
      Thank us for saving you from the real tyranny of hillary and what she’d have done.or put the muzzle of one of your new toys in your mouth after loading it and pull the trigger. Better people can use the oxygen you are wasting!

  • eric davis May 21, 2017, 7:18 pm

    well that’s just b.s.

  • Mahatma Muhjesbude May 21, 2017, 1:26 pm

    During the heavy anti-war opposition to the Johnson administration during the wind down of the Viet Nam war, that was one of the main agendas behind whole basic idea of the ’68 Gun Control Act, Which was to target focus on dissident political opposition groups, mostly minorities, hippies, and disgruntled combat vets, many of whom were black and could pose a political challenge to the current party status quo.

    The plan was to make laws with inherent disarmament ability and constant registration surveillance to eventually make all political opposition criminals subject to automatic disarmament by laws they broke which were intentionally ‘designed’ to target-focus on these hippies and minorities. So they made all major criminal offenses subject to permanent disarmament AND loss of voting rights!, even after you paid your dues and were released from prison rehabilitated and again integrated into society as a law abiding citizen. In contrast to the higher civilized concept of social remorse, and rehabilitation forgiveness.

    This scheme was right up there with the greatest Frauds ever perpetrated on our country. So the Johnson regime and subsequent criminal anti-Constitutional corrupt governments made drug usage outside of AMA FDA strict control (imagine a better totalitarian ploy than to have complete control over your physical/mental medications, under ‘pain’ of prosecuction!)

    It was a ridiculously easy matter, then, to develop Federally subsidized metropolitan enforcement groups of undercover agents ato declare a war on illegal drugs, which they all were, to roundup the users, arrest and convict them and BINGO! selective and eventually universal disarmament and criminal data bases of any anti totalitarian resistance groups.

    This scheme has evolved, of course, to what we see today with Fiat mandates now being passed off as ‘laws’ in the police state venue of ‘Public Safety’ and ‘extreme preventative law enforcement’ encouraged by making the war on drugs addictively profitable for participating police agencies.

    So now we once again up the ante and target focus minorities for no other reason but to assess strategic confiscation priorities and tactics should mass disarmament become an immediate all out priority.

    “They would never be able to disarm the American Free citizenry if the 68 Gun Control Act and the Brady Bill were repealed, thus no permanent gun possession bans once you’re through with your sentence/punishment, and absolutely no data base on who owns guns. And the added bonus would be a truly Safe and Secure population, both from the minor population criminal element, and the Major government totalitarian juggernaut!” P.J Klipangle

  • Patrick McWilliams May 20, 2017, 2:01 pm

    Everyone who purchases a gun from a licensed dealer must identify him/herself by so-called “race”. You can be certain someone is keeping track of this information.

  • Walter May 20, 2017, 1:43 pm

    This article is not true. In our FFL every time we have a customer fill out a 4473 (which is every gun we sell or transfer) they fill out their race and ethnicity. There is no checkbox for none of your damn business. Here in Massachusetts the state also profiles.

  • bill May 20, 2017, 9:19 am

    I’m sure it’s not just blacks stocking up, but quite a few on the Left that are doing the same. If Whites would of wanted a modern day civil war, it would of taken place in the last few Decades, not just because Trump got elected. The ONLY reason Conservatives stocked up under the Obama Administration, was because they knew the Left’s stance on being such anti-black rifles aND though there was a good possibility that the’d be banned. Nothing more than this one reason. The Left, that is supposedly so anti-gun, I believe anyway, are buying them because they believe that there will no doubt civil unrest and possibly an actual war. I’d still like to know where the Billions of rounds Obama purchased while in office, ended up. Never had a good feeling about his intentions for doing so and think we as American Citizens have a right to know where every round went, an accounting of them. If you’ll remember, he was buying a VERY unusual amount and buying them under departments that don’t even use them, such as the Social Security dept. not to mention other unorthodox departments. Something just wasn’t right with these deals and I believe quite a few rounds possibly MIGHT have ended in some of HIS PEOPLE’S hands and I’m referring to those in the private/public sector. Something’ just not right. Call it a gut feeling, if you will, but it’s also the way he bought them, under departments of Govt, that either doesn’t use them, or at the VERY least, not on a scale, or ANYWHERE NEAR the amount he so underhandedly used these departments to, I wanna say a STRAW PURCHASE, for lack of a better term. Something stinks to the high heavens on this one and I know I’m not the only one that believes there’s something fishy going on with this whole mess! Sure wish someone with some money and power, would DEMAND an accounting of EVERY SINGLE round. It should be availible under the Federal information act, or something along these lines.

  • DaveB May 20, 2017, 7:13 am

    I suggest visiting the Tavis Smiley website and play the interview with “Killer Mike.” Mike’s narritive hits the nail on the head with force. I find it ridiculous blaming Obama for a health care law that is nearly word for word belonging to Mitt Romney. Blaming Obama for what was caused by a Republucan Congress is certainly racist as well. Blacks have found it necessary to be armed throughout their lives since the end of the Civil War. Trump has nothingcto do with it and suggesting Black neighborhoods are dangerous and filled with Black on Black violence is also more stereotypical bullshit and certainly racist as well.

    • bill May 20, 2017, 9:30 am

      No your dead wrong on this, it isn’t “stereotypical bullshit and certainly racist as well.” Just take a look at the stats. Can’t believe you’d even have the audacity to make such a false claim, when the number of blacks that murder is off the charts. This being said, I have absolutely NO PROBLEM whatsoever, with law abiding blacks buying guns LEGALLY, to protect themselves against the unsavory kind, murderers, gang members and drug dealing thugs that shouldn’t have them in the first place and before you jump the damn gun calling me a Racist, I feel EXACTLY the same about White Trash, that have given up their right to own a gun, because they have committed a felony, or have aNY sort of crime on their records that would bar them from owning a weapon. So, like I said, you can save the racist bullshit, but don’t sit here and try and sell us the lie that per capita most shootings/killings don’t come from the black community, because I believe you know full well better than this outright lie, or ignorance. Either way your WRONG and you know it!

  • Mike Watkins May 20, 2017, 12:00 am

    More Blacks buying guns? I’m all for it, as long as it isn’t the portion that are criminals. And it won’t be if they are buying from dealers. We know criminals rarely buy from dealers.

    Why am I for Blacks buying more guns? Well, several reasons. But NUMBER ONE: It will cause more liberals’ heads to explode!

  • TK May 19, 2017, 11:38 pm


    I read the caption and figured that Trump, in some way, shape, or form had increased the number of Black Guns purchased, as in AR, “Armalite Rifles”. More Modern Sporting Rifles for everyone! Will the separatist media narrow minded dolts be the reason(s) that we’ll never just be “Americans”? One nation under God leaves us all with the same social titles! I wonder if it’ll ever catch on as intended. Black Guns for all!

  • Marc Hall May 19, 2017, 6:22 pm

    Really? Ran out of story ideas and decided to play the race card? I work for a nationwide gun retailer in one of their South Eastern US stores. Sorry, no rush to buy by black clientele because of a white supremacist threat. If anything the clients purchase guns because they deem their neighborhoods less safe due to black on black violence. Think a white supremacist is going to their ‘hood’?
    Stop the BS stories do some real commentary.

  • Giacomo Battaglia May 19, 2017, 2:24 pm

    Typical Corporate media fake narrative, Designed by the real owner’s of this country. Divide and Conquer. This nation is being so divided, Race, Religion, sexual orientation, politically any way they can keep us fighting with each other. Control the population is the goal.
    2) I would think black Americans would be more fearful of their own race since statistically black on black crime is more prevalent in their own neighborhoods than worrying about the KKK riding in on horses and lynching.

    • bill May 20, 2017, 9:50 am

      Really, what are there nowadays, like 7-8 KKK members left. They know this is a lame excuse and that 99.999 percent of whites in America just want to go to work, raise their children and have the white, picket fence. Speaking as a White Man (not Boy) I know this to be true, not only from my own personal beliefs, but also from the hundreds, if not thousands of other Whites that I’ve spoken with, either in person, or on the web. The need for the White man to desire ANYTHING other than peace with our American brothers, is just an outright lie. Donald Trump isn’t a racist either. He is the President to ALL Americans and to believe anything other than this is just a parrinoid delusion , put out by Anarchist, the Democratic party and yes, even the gun, ammo and accessories manufacturers. They pulled the same tactics under Obama and it worked. The manufacturers and dealers, not to mention stock holders gave Obama the title ” Best gun salesmen of all times, while pocketing BILLIONS. Just look at MOST of the articles (fake news) that write these BS articles and you’ll find related gun items all up and down the right side of the page, on the article. Don’t let this sort of bogus manipulation get us into A REAL WAR. Like I said, ALL from paranoia. It would be a living hell and the family members that we’d lose would be a travesty. We ALL need to stick together against various Nations and Radical Islam, that would love nothing more to see Americans killing eachother, over WHAT?! Then they could step in when we were at our weakest and take over, then we’d ALL be slaves, our women and children raped and murdered. So, this being said, for Pete’s sake use the brain GOD gave you and read between the lines and think twice about motives.

  • mka May 19, 2017, 1:13 pm

    How about someone from gunsamerica,writing a piece on who commits the majority of actual hate crimes and
    have actual proof. Then you can send it to NBC and see the fair treatment an article with facts get. You are just like the republicans in congress just trying to offer the other side a free hand to destroy you. By the way S.H. Analberry, capt. Kirk says;
    beware of the klingons around uranus. I heard they are arming also.

  • JOHN T. FOX May 19, 2017, 1:09 pm


    • bert May 20, 2017, 12:36 am

      aw gee, all CAPS says it all

  • mka May 19, 2017, 1:05 pm

    Why would you even print anything from NBC? Right off the bat you can tell it is another white people bad ,black people good
    patronizing, condescending load of liberal crap.

  • Mister Ronald May 19, 2017, 12:52 pm

    Why do they even care if Black Americans want to have a gun or two for target shooting or self protection?
    I’m guessing that about 90% of Black Americans are good honest hard working members of society and .we only see the 10% of the bad ones on the TV news channels.
    I’m LILLY WHITE and do have Black friends that like their guns and go to the range and never cause a problem.
    Splitting the Blacks & whites apart is the “OBAMA” thing and he did a good job at it.
    As far as them checking out which race a person is that buys a gun. It is wrong and always has been.

    • bill May 20, 2017, 9:56 am

      Mister Ronald, where were you when the media was demonizing Whites for buying guns under Obama? Not because we were afraid of a race-war, but afraid that these Leftist gun grabbers were going to ban certain guns and this was a fact. It was almost ALL they talked about for a good % of the time and to deny this, would either be an outright biased lie, or a whole lotta ignorance on your part.

  • Don May 19, 2017, 10:13 am

    I disagree with the part about “no agencies currently track ownership by race”. On the 4473 you are asked your race,and if you aren’t Latino you must specifically tick that box saying so. It would appear that the A.T.F. is definitely keeping track of gun ownership by race.

    • F. May 19, 2017, 11:08 am

      Can’t agree more. The 4473 is clearly a tracking tool. On the form, you are already giving away the serial number, type of handgun, and personal information. So to say that your gun is not “registered,” is far from the truth.

    • bert May 20, 2017, 12:47 am

      The only time a Fed see which race box is checked on question 10b on a 4473 is when a FFL is audited or when a firearm is traced. (Or maybe the ATF is illegally digitizing out-of-business FFL’s 4473s when they are sent to West Va.) If you think the government is not following the law, show me proof before you spout off.

  • Brian May 19, 2017, 9:58 am

    don’t think for a minute that when you fill out a 4473 you are not being racially profiled and that records are not being kept by the feds!

  • Michael Stuhr May 19, 2017, 9:54 am

    Here in the St. Louis area the people killing black people are not KKK. It’s not Donald Trump and hate speech. It’s not skin heads or white racist of any kind. IT’S THEM! Yes, it’s an honest observation that will have me declared a racist to point out they are killing each other in unprecedented numbers.
    Any of them that wasn’t armed should have been armed long ago.
    They have had a real need to arm themselves and way more to fear than Donald Trump
    What a silly article!

    • F. May 19, 2017, 11:14 am

      Black gun ownership is more about protecting against crime regardless of race. Not about Donald Trump. This is the kind of race baiting that deliberately infiltrated into a small group of Black people. If there was a race war, it would have been underway already. Plus, the criminal element will not fill out a 4473. Therefore, this news article is bogus at best. If Black people were afraid of the supposed racism of Donald Trump, the Black vote would have been there for Hillary like they were for Obama (2008 95% and 2012 93%)..

    • Fly over state May 19, 2017, 11:15 am

      Amen brother! I live about 40 miles west of St. Louis and have witnessed black on black racism first hand. The BLM crowd was going to attempt to shutdown I 70 at North Hanley for the justified shooting of Michael Brown. I thought that was a bunch of horse shit so Old Glory and I took our happy asses there to counter protest. What an eye opening experience that was. I witnessed two BLM thugs hacking on this light skinned black cop that I was standing next to. They kept rubbing their forearms asking why he was so light skinned and they would not stop. Then they started in on him for being a cop wanting to know what he was doing on that side. So the white country fuck that drove there stuck up for the cop. Not one black person told them to go to hell. His only sin was trying to put food on the table and keep a roof over his head while being one of the good guys. Some sawed off BLM asshole said we should burn my flag and that was not going to happen and it did not! I could go on but I will stop right there.
      Every day black thugs are killing each other in this country but those black lives don’t mean shit to them. Even the children. Not a peep out of them. One thing about the Ferganistan fiasco I got heavily armed, got a CCW and have been to the range many times. Being a country boy I grew up hunting guns but not really self defense guns. Now I can shoot then just efficient as my long guns. Michael Stuhr you are not racist but a realist. And if people can’t handle the truth they can go to hell. I KNOW exactly what your talking about. If you live in the city stay safe brother.

    • JOHN T. FOX May 19, 2017, 1:15 pm


  • Tripwire May 19, 2017, 9:49 am

    I can’t speak to the facts of this article but I can from personal experience say that Trumps election has started a movement among the left to buy guns. My immediate family are liberal socialist which is their right. They go to many of the political left meetings that are bringing them together to build up as they say the Tea Party did. These are not the Antifa crowd, these are not the ones on you tube trying to explain how their new AR one five or AK four seven works. I’m speaking of the core of the left not the stupid students wearing their black hoods running thru the streets. These are people like us, they go to work every day, they pay their taxes and want a socialist country yet be Americans, They fear us on the right. I explain that it’s not us rioting but it falls on deaf ears.
    So, yes gun sales are up and frankly if i were Black I would have already have the same stuff i now have. Blacks as a rule live in much more dangerous areas than whites do. if anybody needs a gun it the decent Blacks living in the American Beirut called Chicago.
    So I’m all for every honest American buying all the guns they can afford and learning to use them regardless of race.
    But I also believe there is even worse times coming to America. The Muslim issue is not going away quietly. They plan to control the whole world and at the rate they are breeding they don’t have to fight us right now, in fifty years they will be a political power beyond belief, in 25 years they will control a big chunk of Europe. if anybody doubts that just remember Antelope Oregon back in the 80’s when that weird religious cult took over a entire country thru mass movement into the area. They imploded otherwise they would still be running things.

    • Kurt Hargarten May 19, 2017, 10:42 am

      So, you want to be like Venezuela? You’re too stupid to own guns.

      • John L May 19, 2017, 6:32 pm

        Tough to call someone stupid when you failed to comprehend his comment. He was talking of others, not himself. Might want to work on your reading comprehension skills before attacking people.

  • Ben There May 19, 2017, 9:43 am

    Yes on the “black gun” owners versus black “gun owners”. English isn’t mandatory in journalism class anymore, and familiarity with the terms and lingo on the subject one is writing about is considered non-essential. If blacks are legally buying guns, that’s good news. As long as it’s not drug dealers or gangbangers stealing them, I’m ok with it. The truth is they probably are arming themselves if they are city dwellers for riots etc in the event of a police shooting which gives certain people a “right” to riot, loot, an injure other people. Most rite scenes on the news take place in the inner city areas. I don’t think the African Americans buying guns are arming themselves against the police. They are arming themselves to protect themselves against those that would harm them. Yes, another attempted shot at Trump with this journalistic piece of bias. More blacks are buying guns, even thought we don’t track that. I call it “guessing with intent to do bias reporting.”

  • joe May 19, 2017, 9:29 am

    I welcome them to our club. It’s a shame it took fake news scaring them into it.

    That said, I’m not sure this isn’t fake news. I’ve noticed more and more black conservatives and libertarians, and as a result, shooters. This may just be the leftist fake news way of explaining something so incomprehensible away.

    If it’s true, great. It doesn’t take long to get hooked – or long after that to start voting better.

    • Tripwire May 19, 2017, 9:54 am


  • Johnny Rico May 19, 2017, 9:08 am

    Same old BS!What do you think they would say if a white church grouped up and had a gun safety/owners club,and then kept focusing on it was because of our political situation?”Ohh shit,it’s a racist group rising,BETTER SHUT EM DOWN”!

    • Pez May 19, 2017, 9:37 am

      You serious? That’s exactly what the kkk did, and many many white “christians” in the Obama era, because they thought that black people were going to wage a race war. Never happened of course, and who said anything about a church? This is just more blacks fearing for their safety, rightfully so due to the spike in organized white supremacy groups as per the trump administration. That is happening whether you want to admit it or not

      • Joe Mannix May 19, 2017, 10:12 am

        Uh, NO to the “rise in white supremacy groups.” Virtually every report of white on black hate crime is manufactured propaganda which has proven to be either made up out of whole cloth or the result of blacks themselves painting swastikas, burning their own churches, etc. Ditto the gay hate crimes. But you just keeping listening to the man on the tee vee and believe everything that mad cow tells you.

        • davud May 19, 2017, 11:52 am

          tell that to the relatives of dylann roof’s victims. if ever there was a reason for blacks to gun up, it’s that shooting.

          • Dave May 19, 2017, 2:43 pm

            Um… one nut job is not a national trend, nor a ‘hate group’. Just a nutter.

          • Dark Magician May 19, 2017, 7:11 pm

            Excellent Point

      • Fly over state May 19, 2017, 4:09 pm

        Pex, three black men steal a car with a six year old black boy in it in Mississippi and then murder the child for some twisted reason.. Pez please inform me how many KKK men stole black or white peoples cars with a six year old boy in it and then murder them? Pez please do me a favor if your ever in St. Louis, MO. When it starts to get dark take a cruise through North St. Louis and get yourself some brotherly love. Shit, I dare you to do it during daylight hours. I know good hard working, hunting and family loving black men and they would tell you to your face that you’re an idiot. How many of your GG Grandfathers died for the Union cause leaving their kids fatherless?

  • Ram6 May 19, 2017, 8:53 am

    Don’t buy it. It’s another attempt by “fake” news networks like NBC to demean and disparage Donald Trump. “Trump bump” my butt. The only people “…stoking tension between the races,” are the MSM and blacks themselves by constantly whining about how put upon they are. This country has bent over backwards to accommodate and support racial equality more so than any other country in the world and according to all the liberals in America it’s never enough. But that’s another story, as for this one, disregard it as it’s another liberal meme designed to foment displeasure with the administration and President elected by the people and not the one they went all out to install.

    • Joe Mannix May 19, 2017, 10:13 am

      Perfectly summarized.

    • Luke May 19, 2017, 10:34 am

      You are not wrong. Most of what supposedly ails America is MEDIA-DRIVEN. Just like the Civil Rights Movement which helped bring black folks to where they are today. But, it was never about ‘equality’. Rosa Parks was not the kind, persecuted little old lady people generally imagine. The Civil Rights Movement was a fraud: it was ALWAYS about revenge and dominance not equality. Women’s suffrage the same deal. Feminism, etc. . . There’s a pattern to all this stuff. And, the media drove it hard.

      I really believe that abuse of the 1st Amendment will be our downfall due to illiteracy among the masses. Remember: Hillary won the popular vote. That’s a huge number of people who do not recognize the need for the order of law in the United States. And, now look at what they’re doing to a legitimately elected president. This is scary. I hope I can leave my AR15 in the closet.

  • Nick s May 19, 2017, 8:49 am

    Of course Trump is a racist! He and his father made a point of keeping blacks from becoming tenants in rental apartments. Fanning the flames of racial animosity was his calling card during the election. If Trump really isn’t a racist then he is one of the most blatantly cynical politicians ever. I find it ironic that when Obama was president gun sales shot up dramatically (I’m sure by mostly whites like me) and now the shoe is on the other foot. If you look at history – not something most people are interested in as they are willfully ignorant – after the civil war and WWI there was a strong, violent reaction by white people against the notion of black folks having guns. I am all for the rights of gun owners 90+% (which I know isn’t good enough). I am not a one-issue voter, however and I think Trumps election was one of the worst things ever to happen to our country, at least in the past 75 years. I also believe there are plenty of other Republicans who sufficiently support gun owners who are also not at all like the stumbling, bumbling child we currently have in the White House.

    • Joe Mannix May 19, 2017, 10:14 am

      Plus he joined that restricted golf club. Oh, wait! That was Bill Clinton, the same guy who honored the stars and bars. It was Trump who single-handedly did away with club restrictions in Florida. But you just keep repeating the Dem talking points. Somebody will fall for it.

    • Alan May 19, 2017, 11:34 am

      You speak to willful ignorance then make the claim that Trump is one of the worst things to happen to our Country, even though it’s only been a few months.
      You obviously don’t have a clue when it comes to politics from a Conservative standpoint, not with that statement.
      Trump hasn’t done anywhere NEAR what Obama did, and I predict he will do far LESS than the Clinton’s, when it comes to Conservative politics.
      By your own words, one COULD come to the conclusion that you think Hillary would have been a better choice.
      Either you’re off your rocker, or really willfully ignorant.
      And I don’t even LIKE trump!
      But better Trump than ANY democrat!!!!

      • davud May 19, 2017, 12:00 pm

        trump is a bumbler who can’t stop stepping on his own d/<k. no clue how to govern, erodes respect for his office and confidence in american leadership by lying like a dog, thinks the russians are our friends. people like kim jong un are kicking back with their popcorn and watching the drama, waiting for the better opportunities to attack us as we weaken ourselves even further trying to get this corrupt maniac where he can't do more harm.

      • bison1913 May 19, 2017, 12:10 pm

        If Donald Trump is the worst in the last seventy-five years to happen to our country… Answer this question, how then did he win the election?

        • bert May 20, 2017, 1:04 am

          It was Putin’s hackers & money than moved the needle to get Trump over the line. It was a total of 55,000 to 120,000 votes in the right states out of 128,000,000 cast that delivered the presidency to Trump.

          • bill May 20, 2017, 10:22 am

            Bert, you really are the kind of idiot that embarrasses the rest of us intellectual Americans. Please, read a damn book once in a while Nutcase!

    • Dark Magician May 19, 2017, 7:25 pm

      Highly accurate synopsis of Komrad Trump

  • Leighton Cavendish May 19, 2017, 8:38 am

    They do ask your race/ethnicity on form when you buy a gun legally…so they can probably look that up…just sayin’…

  • Lon May 19, 2017, 7:15 am

    I know a lot of black gun owners and, yes they are buying more guns…. for the same reason I am, the prices are coming down and availability is going up. BTW, many of them are Trump voters. Yeh, I know, the media says they don’t exist.

  • Dr. Strangelove May 19, 2017, 7:13 am

    OK, how many read the headline and thought black guns rather than black people?

    • captain May 19, 2017, 8:45 am

      Same here. Kids these days have trouble with English. 😉

      Of course, it’s entirely reasonable to suspect it was an intentional ambiguity. If so, kudos! We need more guns puns in today’s world.

    • Alan May 19, 2017, 9:07 am

      YEP! 🙂

    • bison1913 May 19, 2017, 12:14 pm

      Here …. here!

    • Mel May 20, 2017, 1:55 pm

      I’m an African American and I was really hoping they we’re referring to the M16 as that weapon was referred to by many Vietnamese in the Vietnam war. There the M16 was referred to simply as the Black Gun, and “the enemy feared it.” So, I thought, and hoped that maybe this time it was about the M16 or just black guns in general. My oldest daughter just bought a pistol, I was with her when she bought it. What a surprise she never mentioned the KKK or any other hate group. She simply said for home security. We are not a racist family. Her best friend for the past 12 years is a white woman. They met in college and they have been inseparable ever since. They are both heterosexuals (i.e. straight) even though Allie (the white woman) spends the night at my daughter’s house at least three to four times a week because it saves her 40 miles round-trip driving to and from work. They are always pulling pranks on one another and making us laugh. Our house would not be the same without Ally. I am so tired of everything turning into a racial issue. I’ll be so glad when we as a nation get beyond that crap.

  • Mysticmann May 19, 2017, 6:26 am

    Strange, Obama is being blamed for what? While I would say that race relations weren’t the first priority of his administration, I would also say the the sign of the times regardless of Obama plays a critical role. The baby boomers of world war 2, the Korean war or should I say the policing action and Vietnam will not go quietly into the night, they will fight against the storm (don’t quote me, poetry is not one of my strong suits). However my point is, that change is hard to accept not to mention painful. The first rule of nature is self preservation, if we can understand this principle and put it in context, perhaps circumstances would be better for everyone.

  • Retiredextremelydangerous May 19, 2017, 6:17 am

    With the lack of actual stats by NBC, black people are also very well aware of terrorist threats! One would have to be a “Liberal Fool” not to have weapons for their protection. The Muslim terrorist attacks in France, Germany, and here in the U.S. as well as other places, would alert even a moron “liberal journalist” to the dangers of being unarmed! All Muslims may not be terrorist but it sure does appear that the majority of terrorist, are Muslims! Besides, one can never know when a rogue left wing mainstream media journalist, might go ballistic and drive his vehicle into a sidewalk crowd of Conservative Republicans!

  • Steve Hughes May 19, 2017, 4:39 am

    With ZERO statistics, un-named sources and offered up by lying liberal NBC, chances re VERY HIGH this is More LIBERAL FAKE NEWS…!

    • Lee May 19, 2017, 10:21 am


  • Ronaldo Crespin May 19, 2017, 4:02 am

    If you are going to quote and “obvious leftist” news organization, can you at least quote and “opposing view” news organization for some fair and balanced reporting???

  • Steve Day May 16, 2017, 5:04 pm

    More gun owners is a good thing, even if they are liberals… It means they have opened their eyes to the importance of self-defense and the true meaning of the Second Amendment.

    It also means that anti-gun loons like Sharron Watts, Space Cadet Giffords, or Nanny Bloomberg, will have an increasingly hard time finding people to brainwash into giving up their rights.

    • Altoid May 19, 2017, 6:26 am

      …which is one very strong reason why the left is pushing to oust Trump. Every day he remains in power is another day the American people, irrespective of race, are waking up.

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