This blog is about the shotguns that Fannie Lou Hamer had in every corner of her small southern house.
It’s about the lever action Winchester that Ida B Wells knew was the best insurance against the lynch mob, and the revolver, held with a steady hand in defense against the slave hunter.
We have always been warriors.
I will talk about firearms and long path to mastery,the law of owning and carrying a weapon, and the unspoken legacy of Black armed resistance.
As for me, I’m a writer, not a shooter. I’m low-speed, high drag. The opposite of tactical. But this is a process. I’ve got some bad-ass individuals in my corner. I’ll toughen up.
This is a community effort. I will be reaching out.