Strap in because it’s time for another episode of TacticalPay Radio! This week, we were pleased to have Maj Toure, founder of the Black Guns Matter movement on the show.
The movement serves to educate urban communities on their 2nd amendment rights and responsibilities through firearm trainings and education. The Constitution guarantees the rights to own a gun regardless of race, and Maj wants everyone, especially black Americans and others in urban communities, to learn more about gun safety, conflict resolution, and responsible ownership of firearms.
Maj Toure is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist turned 2nd Amendment activist from North Philly. His following started after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, and NRANews.
Listen To The Show
- How Maj became a prominent black gun rights advocate.
- If Black Lives Matter has a problem with Black Guns Matter.
- How Maj and Kanye West find themselves in similar, yet different circumstances.
- Where Maj will be holding his next seminar.
- And more!
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Black Guns Matter
The Black Guns Matter movement was founded in 2015 by Maj Toure, who currently tours across the country providing 2nd amendment education and information to urban communities. Black Guns matter has a simple mission, educate people of all races, especially black Americans, on safe, legal, and responsible gun ownership. In addition to speaking on the subject, Maj Toure also offers classes to directly educate people in urban communities about firearms.
Black Guns Matter accomplishes their goals by focusing on three important areas…
- Safe and legal firearms ownership.
- Conflict resolution / deescalation
- The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
These three pillars help inform the education and advocacy that Black Guns Matter provides. In addition to live interviews, local classes, and other engagements, Black Guns Matter has a strong web presence. Maj Toure is active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), constantly engaging with his followers and the firearms community. On the Black Guns Matter web site you can find information of firearms safety and training, as well as guidance on gun laws in individual states. You can also keep up to date with Maj through the latest news and blog posts. There’s also an option to donate to the cause.
When it comes to education in firearms, Maj Toure’s unique focus and approach have made Black Guns Matter extremely successful in their mission.
“I don’t think there’s a black gun culture or white gun culture, I think there’s an informed gun culture and an ignorant gun culture.” – Maj Toure
TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week
Each week, we select a “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” from our listener submissions! Created to showcase a community organization that is doing important on the ground work related to the firearms community, nominees are selected by our listeners from hundreds of local clubs, shooting groups, hunting and wildlife organizations, education and advocacy organizations, and other firearms related community organizations.
We want to hear about organizations that deserve to be recognized, so if you know of a community organization that you believe is doing excellent work on behalf of the broader firearms community that you’d like to see recognized, drop us a line!
We’ve got a great one for you this week!
The National African American Gun Association (NAAGA)
The National African American Gun Association is the largest Black Firearms Organization in the USA with over 20,000+ members. They have a straightforward mission, which is to “establish a fellowship by educating on the rich legacy of gun ownership by African Americans, offering training that supports safe gun use for self defense and sportsmanship, and advocating for the inalienable right to self defense for African Americans.”
Headquartered in Griffin GA, they offer training, gun sagety information, fellowship, and a supportive community for people of “all religious, social, and racisl perspectives”
As community organizations go, NAAGA has a tremendously positive impact on their members and their surrounding communities.
NAAGA also had a quick announcement:
“The National African American Gun Association and Austrian firearm manufacturer have announced “Glock as the Official Handgun of NAAGA”. National President Philip Smith stated, “We are extremely pleased and excited to have Glock as an official partner. They are a Global leader in producing one of the best pistols in the Industry.
Our partnership with Glock will help us continue to build a safe and effective training environment for those in our community to learn about Firearms using a world-class semi-automatic handgun platform. Glock understands the big picture for our community and the 2nd Amendment.” In addition to Glock becoming the official handgun of the National Organization, GLOCK will also be donating to the NAAGA College Scholarship Program created to assist deserving students who are in need of financial assistance to pursue and reach their educational goals.”
Congrats to NAAGA on their selection!