A video from the New York Times detailed the reasons that many black Americans feel the need recently to purchase firearms to protect themselves and their families.
One black woman detailed how she worked to pass more gun restrictions but then decided that she needed to arm herself in order to protect her family.
"I've been fighting for gun regulations in my state for eight years," said Kat Traylor, of Aurora, Colorado. "Regardless of who was in office, our lives didn't get any better for black and brown communities, in fact they just stayed the same," she explained.
"That's when the realization hit, until we have legislation and all the wrong people don't have guns, you need a gun," Traylor said.