Two days after a Wman shot and killed 10 Black people in Buffalo last
month, Michael Moody reversed his thinking about possessing a
firearm. He had watched the aftermath of the carnage on the news,
the anguish of the victims’ families, and decided he “needed a gun.
Needed, not wanted,” he said, reports NBC News .
After discussing it with his wife, Moody said he left his home in
suburban Washington to buy a weapon. He quickly learned he wasn’t
alone. He said he was “stunned” at the number of Black people
standing in line at the gun shop in Maryland to make a similar
Through chatting with others while waiting, Moody said he learned “a
lot of us have the same idea. It’s getting bad when someone
specifically targets Black people to shoot. We have to be prepared to
fight back. And you can’t survive bringing a knife to a gunfight.”