Queens Shoot Too: Featuring Taj from ATL, a Shotgun and a Frost White Caddy

Q: What is your earliest memory of firearms? A: My father put a gun in my hand when I was 10. He wanted to make sure I wasn’t afraid of weapons. Q: Where there guns in your home when you grew up? A: Yes. Both of my parents and step parents are licensed to carry. […]

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The Hard Life and Troubling Times of Henry “Black Death” Johnson

This isn’t a story about guns. It’s about what happens after you’re gun stops working, but before the enemy stops coming. It’s the story of Henry “Black Death” Johnson, a little brother from the South who joined the National Guard in Albany NY, and ended up a hero in France. May 4,1918. Argonne France. Two […]

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What Would Robert Williams Do? Words from the Man Who Inspired the Panthers

src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/7U3spArjhUA” width=”420″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> This is Robert Williams. In the mid 50’s, Williams took the helm of the local NAACP chapter in Monroe NC. Economic reprisals and attacks from the KKK had strangled the membership of the organization to just six members. He made a pilgrimage from pool halls to street corners; reached out […]

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Legendary Lawman Bass Reeves coming to HBO.

Bass Reeves, the guy some people called the real Django Unchained and others  said that inspired the Lone Ranger, is finally going to have his story told. Twice. And he’s about to make both Django and the Lone Rangers look like rank amateurs. Reeves is one of those bigger than life stories that continues to […]

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Today, May 11, 2015, is Richard Overton’s 109th birthday. Overton survived World War II, Jim Crow and countless other hardships, and did so while smoking cigars and drinking whisky in a house full of firearms. Suck-it Dr. Oz.  I want to be like him when I grow up. Ben Philippi from Guns.com visited him recently to […]

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The Heroism of the Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riots: Our Alamo

  Tulsa wasn’t just a tragedy. It was our 300. Our Alamo. And when we talk about it, that is how we have to phrase it. It is the finest example of Black men and women standing up and fighting to defend themselves and their families. This is what we know about Tulsa. It erupted […]

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Observations from the First Meeting of the National African American Gun Association

I spoke earlier about the National African American Gun Association. Until recently it was an unknown quantity. A good idea (an organization established with the unique needs of Black gun owners in mind) in search of the right execution. The first meeting took place about two weeks ago, at Stoddards Gun Range in Midtown Atlanta. […]

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Kelli on #Queensshoottoo. A New Shooter who Took On Her Fear

This week on #Queensshoottoo we are going to be going to the other side of the threshold. Dasia trains five days a week and is building her own rifle. Akua has been making bullets with her step-dad since she was 14. They aren’t common. For every Dasia or Akua, there are hundreds of women like […]

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