Maj Toure, a gun rights activist has launched a 13-city tour promoting BGM, or “Black Guns Matter.” He is targeting cities such as Chicago and Baltimore, that have high gun violence. By doing this, he feels that gun awareness and training could make a world of difference.

Toure recently did an interview with Ebony magazine. He stated that there is a great amount of ignorance surrounding the 2nd Amendment.

“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.”

When Ebony magazine questioned Toure on how he planned to focus on black guns in particular, he responded with, “Well, its not necessarily about the actual firearm so much for us. It’s about the safety and training around guns.” He is completely right. He even went on to explain that American citizens can have all the rights we want but if we do not have a way to defend and maintain them, then it is pointless. Toure says, “A bully doesn’t stop bullying because you’re just saying stuff. A bully stops bullying because you pushed back.”

If I could post that twice, I would. He hit it right on the nail.

The magazine also inquired on whether the Black Guns Matter and the Black Lives Matter would intersect or be in affiliation with each other. Toure was quick to assure that the groups serve completely different purposes and are not affiliated.

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.”

BGM focuses on strategic advice and help. They are about information, and training people. The organization wants to teach people how to properly use a gun, not take them away. The group does not march, protest, or riot.

Somebody get this man a medal, because he is already changing the game.

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  • Gene smiley

    I want a BGM shirt!!

    • Niko

      Ebay has plenty of them. I have bought a few off of ebay myself. A responsile NYC, BGM owner/supporter.

  • Huffer

    Thank you for speaking up and supporting our Constitution. We will always have the poor, the lawless and an overstepping government and two of these maladies can be cured with common sense gun use. PLUS: Target and sheet shooting is a lot of fun to practice safe firearm use.

  • David Fisher

    All Americans matter, no matter what color or race. Christ died for us all and we are One Nation Under God, no matter what the media tries to sell us.

  • Dave G Marshall

    What people is BGM trying to reach out to? Is it the thug or the people / citizens that need to be protected from the thugs. I cannot imagine a gang banger ever taking common sense instruction. There wasn’t enough information in this article to answer a few questions I have.

  • Art Brown Sr.

    And some folks thought Colion Noir was the only “Black Gun Rights Activist”!
    I hope my friend Phil Smith from NAAG reads this piece.
    Do we have a web site, Blog, or forum address?

  • betterboy

    The second amendment is #1

    • Lowell

      The 1st amendment is #1; the 2nd amendment gets it done!!!

  • Mavin Swapp

    Black or White, break the law and resist arrest and you put you life in danger. Save lives and teach people that thugs lives are at risk if they resist arrest.

  • lummi

    Any time responsible, sincere, motivated gun owners get together, regardless of their ethnicity or social status, it’s good thing. Our local gun range has a wide variety of members of different races, Some are millionaires with guns that cost more than my truck, and others working stiffs shooting guns that were likely assembled form spare parts. That makes no difference. We all are sharing a common experience and have a common goal to protect our sport and the Constitution.

  • JOE

    .Tyranny an the demoRATS:.

    Never forget that Stalin banned guns in 1929, then turned around and murdered over 20 million of his own people once they were defenseless!

    Hitler banned guns in 1938, then murdered 13 million people afterwards …

    And Mao Tse Tung banned guns in China, then murdered 20 million helpless citizens …

    We can NEVER let that happen in America.

  • David Renaud

    It is not the GUN causing mass murder; it is the idiotic mind of the person shooting the gun……
    Why cannot we just live in peace….. Do not covet what thy neighbor ( or friend) has……. Get a job and provide for yourself…… Do not buy china stuff….. Do not shop Wal-mart….It will come back home.

  • frankenbiker

    I’ve got a “its because I’m black” T shirt with an AR next to the wording. Now I guess I’ll haveito find a BGM shirt to go with it.

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