Kevin Bae

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Americans of Asian descent embrace the 2nd Amendment

One thing should be abundantly clear… the police will never get to you in time. There is nothing more American than the right to protect yourself, your family, and your community. The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution protects that right. Asian Americans are now embracing the 2nd Amendment. This is how you fight back.

Asian-Americans are buying guns to protect themselves amid a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, firearms merchants say.

“There are more Asians being introduced to firearms,” said Jimmy Gong, the owner of Jimmy’s Sport Shop in Mineola, New York. “Before, there was never gun culture in the Asian community. But after the pandemic and all the hate crime going on, there are more Asians buying guns to defend themselves.”

Gong said that his gun sales have doubled during the pandemic, and about half of his business comes from Asian-Americans, who also buy lots of pepper spray.