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Black-owned gun club opens in Colorado amid racial tension


November 1, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Shawn McWilliams held a gun inside a dark room at a new armory in Denver's historically Black Five Points neighborhood, explaining the importance of practice to a group of mostly new gun owners, all of them Black.

"If you just got your concealed carry permit this year, we want you here," McWilliams said. "I want to train you."

The 1770 Armory and Gun Club is Colorado's first Black-owned gun club, and it opened its doors recently as Black people increasingly are arming themselves amid a pandemic and racial division within the United States.

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