The number of  African Americans who own guns is on the rise.


According to a 2014 Pew survey, 19 percent of African Americans said they owned a gun, up from 15 percent in 2013.



 GPB's Leah Fleming sits down with Philip Smith, president and founder of the NAAGA

The National African American Gun Association is a nationwide group based in Atlanta made up of black gun supporters. The organization has seen membership climb to 20,000 members in just two years.

Philip Smith is the founder and president of the NAAGA. He joins us to discuss his group and the relationship between black Americans and the Second Amendment.


Philip Smith, NAAGA founder

Philip Smith, NAAGA founder