Taurean Brown, a black man, has organized #WeWillShoot back in a call to arm citizens against potential threats like Dylann Roof.
If my mother isn't safe at church, I'll will make that church safe myself. #WeWillShootBack— #WeWillShootBack (@SankofaBrown) June 18, 2015
The hashtag has received more than 25,000 hits as of Sunday.
“We have a right to organize ourselves, and defend our humanity," Brown said. “We’re taking the power into our own hands, and not allowing another entity go do that for us.”
He also supported placing armed guards at places like the Emanuel AME church, which has historically been no stranger to attacks.