Magazine article The New American

Black Guns Matter

Magazine article The New American

Black Guns Matter

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A sad fact of American politics is that black voters overwhelmingly support restrictive gun control, and black politicians make up some of the most anti-gun legislators out there. That's why it might come as a surprise to read that a black hip-hop artist by the name of Maj Toure is hoping to reverse this trend. The Chicago Tribune reported on May 17 about Toure, a Philadelphia-based rapper and gun owner, and his groundbreaking efforts to get blacks to embrace the Second Amendment.

Toure was shocked when he toured the country as a musician and discovered how many black people were facing criminal charges for illegal possession of firearms. Toure soon found out that many of these people would have been able to legally obtain and carry the guns, but they simply did not even bother to try and comply with the law. So Toure created a grassroots organization entitled "Black Guns Matter" to teach African-Americans about gun rights and firearms education. Toure is currently spending a month in Chicago, which is a hotbed of gun violence and gang activity, and his group has raised thousands of dollars and hosts training seminars all over the nation. Black Guns Matter has received help from NRA members.

The Chicago Tribune covered the Black Guns Matter training session in Chicago, which went into detail about how felons, especially those with nonviolent offenses, may get their gun rights restored. Black Guns Matter held their training at a public library in order to attract as many people as possible. …

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