Dr. Janella Thomas-Burse, a 53-year-old gynecologist, poses with her SCCY 9mm handgun. She’s among the ranks of the nation’s black women who own a firearm.
She only recently purchased a firearm, deciding to get
one for self-protection. “It just seemed like it was a no-no and so dangerous,” she said of owning one. “I like it but I don’t get that adrenaline rush like a lot of folks. I’m still
working with the comfort level.”