Black women are buying guns, getting trained on them, and being really open about it. Just this week, the Associated Press profiled three such women, all of them black, and proudly boasting of newly acquired guns.

Why is this an issue? Black women are far more likely to live in neighborhoods plagued by higher than normal crime, and they suffer abuse and even death at the hands of a spouse more often than any other ethnic group, yet the AP finds it puzzling that they are buying guns?

This type of female empowerment should receive the fully actualized feminist treatment that other women get for doing nothing. Consider the accomplishments of Laura Manning, a payroll specialist who says she “needs to protect herself, in case something goes bump in the night.” She’s 50 years old and is now using her Constitutionally protected right to own firearms because she can. Bravo.