Texas Department of Public Safety data show that the fastest growing group of concealed handgun owners in the state has been, for at least five years, black women.
When I was six years old, my mother and I were robbed at gunpoint by two men looking for cash. One of them placed the gun at my head until she gave them her mink coat, which looked real but wasn't, and the bus fare she had in her pocket. The incident was the first thing that came to mind when, more than 20 years later, I started the application process for a concealed handgun license.
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