After Police Shooting On Campus, Black Oregonians Talk Gun Ownership


David O’Bryant has done a lot of things in his life to protect himself. He’s studied self-defense. He’s taken time to learn about white supremacist groups that operate in Oregon.

And he bought a gun.

“I do think that it behooves marginalized communities to at least explore the possibilities of firearms for self-defense,” O’Bryant said.

O’Bryant is among many people reflecting on the complex interplay of firearm ownership and the realities of being black in Oregon, following the shooting death of Jason Washington in June. Check out the full story

By Erica Morrison and Ryan Haas, OPB

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