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The First Black Woman To Represent Mississippi in the Miss USA Pageant is crowned Miss USA 2020

Los Angeles- Asya Branch was crowned Miss USA 2020 and holds the title as the first black woman to represent Mississippi.

Before Branch was crowned on Monday, she gave a powerful speech about improving the country and what that looks like to her. "We've lost trust in the systems that seem to keep our country running, from the media to business to our government. It's all about restoring that trust, coming together, and working together to heal and trust in these systems. If we want to continue to be the greatest nation, we're going to have to set a better example, " said Branch.

Branch touched on improving gun laws and making sure that individuals that want to have guns are fully trained . “As someone who grew up in a home with guns, I learned at an early age how to load, how to fire, and gun safety, and I think that education should be available to everyone,” Branch said.

“We should require people to pass training and safety courses before they’re allowed to purchase a gun, and before receiving a permit. I think it’s important that we not ban guns, because obviously people will find a way to get what they want anyways, but I think it’s our Second Amendment right, and we just need more safety surrounding that.”

When Branch was awarded with the crown, she was speechless and could not believe that her dream had finally came true.

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