While President Trump will be addressing a crowd of supporters in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday amidst expected protests and rallies in the downtown area, down the I-44 turnpike in Oklahoma City several hundred black gun owners are planning on holding a rally and march of their own. The group “1,000 brothers and sisters in arms” will kick off their Second Amendment Walk at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in front of the Ralph Ellison Library in northeast Oklahoma City, before proceeding about a mile away to the governor’s mansion.
All are welcome to march in solidarity with the group, which expects between 200 and 300 people to attend in what they are saying will be a peaceful mile walk to the Governor’s Mansion.
“As an African American, it’s important to send a message to the governor and president that we aren’t going to allow people to come into our communities and brutalize us,” [co-organizer Omar] Chatman said. “That goes for corrupt police officers, white supremacists and criminals. Criminals have no color. It doesn’t matter if you are a Black man, white man, Asian or Hispanic.
“If you come into our community, know we are armed.”
Oklahoma is a constitutional carry state, meaning if you’re legally allowed to own a gun, you’re legally allowed to carry it. Chatman says he’ll be walking with his AR-15 on Saturday, as he’s done several times in the past.