Surge in black women gun owners applauded

Thursday, May 11, 2017
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gun store assault weaponsOne conservative activist and gun owner is applauding the rising number of black women in America turning to guns for self-defense.

Reasons for the increase vary, but Fox News announced that firearms instructors are reporting an uptick in the number of black women who are learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country.

"I think it's perhaps because of their immediate environment, their neighborhood and where they live – and this is based on criminal activity, or it could just be for peace of mind … just in case something happens." Conservative Review Chief Political Correspondent Deneen Borelli reasoned. "But I do believe it's important for everyone to be able to defend themselves and especially women because a criminal might think they could easily take advantage of them."

Borelli, who is also a contributor for Fox News, says that she and her husband are both licensed gun owners.

"Unfortunately, we had a break-in in our home in the 1990s, and at that point, we decided it was best for us to be able to defend ourselves, because you could call the police, but you can't wait for the policy to come help you," she insisted. "As hard as they work, and as great as they are, unfortunately they can't be everywhere."

Borelli was then asked if she had any tips for women of all ethnicities who are considering firearms for self-defense.

"Do your research," the conservative journalist advised. "You have to be properly trained in order to be able to safely handle a firearm, so look into where you could go for training and find out what the process is in terms of trying to purchase a gun."

For example, Borelli pointed out that some states want residents to purchase the gun first, and the gun dealer holds the gun while the new gun owner gets licensed.

"[With] some states, it's the other way around, so you have to find out what the process is," she added. "Once you are trained, an individual should not be afraid to handle a firearm, and again, this is for the safety and security of themselves and for their families."

Borelli stressed the fact that crimes happen very quickly, and for peace of mind, she maintained that it always works for the best if an individual is properly trained – so that they will be able to defend themselves during those times.


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