"The Klan would drive through our neighborhood shooting at us, shooting into our homes, and the police wouldn’t help. The black men in the community wouldn’t stand for it. You shoot at us, we shoot back at you. I’m convinced that without our guns, my family and many other black people would not be alive today."
-the late Robert Hicks, a former civil rights leader and activist in the Louisiana chapter of the Deacons for Defense and Justice