2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Twice in the span of 11 days last month, a black man who drew a gun in response to a crime in the U.S. was shot to death by a white police officer after apparently being mistaken for the bad guy.

Some African-Americans who are licensed to carry weapons say it’s cases like those that make them hesitant to step in to protect others when they see a crime.

The two killings took place in Illinois and Alabama.

The Rev. Kenn Blanchard, a black man from Maryland who hosts a gun advocacy show on YouTube, says it’s about racism and the way black people are seen as scary.

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