In America, Black People Are Not Expected to Protect Ourselves

Black self-defense is yet another freedom Black people must fight for. This means guns.

Me sitting down in my home, peacefully, holding my assault rifle, the P-415, equipped with bipod, 30-round magazine, and reflex sights. Photo: Johnny Silvercloud

Believe it or not, I got in trouble for taking a photo with a gun. It happened when I was in the Army. My military unit temporarily took all my guns from my home despite the fact that I issued zero threat to…