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In Philadelphia, a Black gun owner explains his unease about gun control debate06:12
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A Ruger pistol, or handgun, is displayed during a gun 'buyback' event held by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the office of the Attorney General, in the New York borough of Brooklyn on May 22, 2021. (Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images)
A Ruger pistol, or handgun, is displayed during a gun 'buyback' event held by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the office of the Attorney General, in the New York borough of Brooklyn on May 22, 2021. (Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images)

The Senate has moved a step closer to passing a bipartisan gun safety bill. Discussions about gun control measures have increased in recent years as the number of mass shootings has risen, but an issue that is perhaps less talked about is the role that race plays in the debate over gun safety.

Akin Olla, a Nigerian-American socialist organizer and gun owner, explains why he thinks conversations about gun control often lack complexity and an understanding of the racial history of gun laws in America.

This segment aired on June 22, 2022.

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