2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file frame from video, April Pipkins holds a photograph of her deceased son, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., during an interview in Birmingham, Ala. Bradford, who was licensed to carry a gun, was killed Thanksgiving night by an officer responding to a report of gunfire at a shopping mall in Hoover, Ala. The recent shootings of Bradford Jr. and Jemel Roberson amplified long-held worries that bad things can happen when a black man is seen with a gun. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, a woman holds up a sign with Jemel Roberson's image at his funeral in Chicago. Roberson, who was working security at a bar, was killed on Nov. 11 while holding at gunpoint a man involved in a shooting in the barroom in Robbins, Ill. The recent shootings of Emantic Bradford Jr. and Roberson amplified long-held worries that bad things can happen when a black man is seen with a gun. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file frame from video, April Pipkins holds a photograph of her deceased son, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., during an interview in Birmingham, Ala. Bradford, who was licensed to carry a gun, was killed Thanksgiving night by an officer responding to a report of gunfire at a shopping mall in Hoover, Ala. The recent shootings of Bradford Jr. and Jemel Roberson amplified long-held worries that bad things can happen when a black man is seen with a gun. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, a woman holds up a sign with Jemel Roberson's image at his funeral in Chicago. Roberson, who was working security at a bar, was killed on Nov. 11 while holding at gunpoint a man involved in a shooting in the barroom in Robbins, Ill. The recent shootings of Emantic Bradford Jr. and Roberson amplified long-held worries that bad things can happen when a black man is seen with a gun. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
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