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Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

From Bre­it­bart -

Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM).

The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with sim­i­lar events in cities like Bal­ti­more and Chica­go with high rates of gun vio­lence, where he feels gun train­ing could make a dif­fer­ence.

In an inter­view with Ebony mag­a­zine, Toure said:

There’s so much igno­rance around the Sec­ond Amend­ment, espe­cial­ly in the ‘hood. The gen­er­al pub­lic thinks if you have a firearm, then you’ve got to be this hor­ri­ble per­son. [But] hav­ing a firearm and being a respon­si­ble gun own­er is good cit­i­zen­ship. You can pro­tect against neg­a­tive por­tions of the com­mu­ni­ty and law enforce­ment. Any­body not try­ing to do the right thing is a tyrant or a ter­ror­ist, for lack of a bet­ter term. We cre­at­ed some­thing that would address that, as opposed to com­plain­ing about it.

Ebony asked Toure how he arrived to focus on “black” guns in par­tic­u­lar. Toure explained:

Well, it’s not nec­es­sar­i­ly about the actu­al firearm [so] much for us. It’s about the safe­ty and train­ing around [guns]. It’s under­stand­ing what your rights are. Not some­thing that was giv­en, nec­es­sar­i­ly by the gov­ern­ment. Some­thing that’s a human, inalien­able right. You can have all the con­sti­tu­tion­al rights and amend­ments you want, but if you don’t have some­thing to defend those rights and beliefs from some­body who’s try­ing to vio­late those rights, then it doesn’t even make sense. It’s got to be some­thing behind those words. A bul­ly doesn’t stop bul­ly­ing because you’re just say­ing stuff. A bul­ly stops bul­ly­ing because you pushed back.

When asked if BGM and the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment inter­sect, Toure stressed that the two groups are sep­a­rate enti­ties serv­ing sep­a­rate pur­pos­es.

He said:

We don’t real­ly have an affil­i­a­tion with BLM. We under­stand there’s a strug­gle. Everybody’s try­ing to fight against prej­u­dice and tyran­ny. In that sense, I could see how peo­ple would make that asso­ci­a­tion, but we’re total­ly sep­a­rate orga­ni­za­tions. BLM, as an orga­ni­za­tion, to me, has put a face on [the move­ment] and gave it a name. But these things have been hap­pen­ing [in Amer­i­ca] for a minute, as we all know.

What we can do at BGM is offer any strate­gic advice or just do things we know helps. We ain’t real­ly about march­ing. We’re more about get­ting in, inform­ing the peo­ple, train­ing the peo­ple and get­ting them to stand on their own.

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