RJ Young, "Let It Bang: A Young Black Man's Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns"

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RJ Young was a Black man who married into a white Oklahoma family whose patriarch was obsessed with guns. To bond with his father-in-law, he began to train as a firearms instructor, and that leads him down a path of reckoning with the NRA, the police and how differently white people and Black people interact with guns.

Young is also a sports radio broadcaster for ESPN and his next book is about the Tulsa Race Massacre. He's also very funny. The book is "Let It Bang: A Young Black Man's Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns"

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