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Black Guns Matter!

Despite the current stringent gun laws in many states around the country, such as Illinois and California, they are still struggling to curb their violent crime epidemic. This has been causing numerous fights in courtrooms and legislative halls around the country, but some people are taking a different approach. People like ‘Black Guns Matter‘ founder, Maj Toure.

Toure and his organization have proposed a unique alternative to the conventional reaction of calling for even stricter gun laws.  Toure suggests providing more access to guns along with proper training.

“More so than just giving young urban people, of all races, firearms, giving them education about second amendment rights, giving them more education about conflict resolution and de-escalation tactics ‘cause that’s completely missing in urban areas like the city of Chicago.”

Toure stated this in a recent interview and cited New Hampshire, where a license is no longer required to carry a concealed, loaded gun, as an example.

“To not sound cheesy, but, an armed society is a polite society.  And we see it in states like New Hampshire, very low, you know, firearm crimes, that just became constitutional carry yesterday.”

To hear more of Maj Toure, here is an interview he did on Fox Business recently.

 

Toure says the organization’s proposal has received positive reactions.

“We get an amazing reception from, you know, the people in these urban communities.”

According to Toure, there has even been positive feedback from law enforcement largely due to the proposal’s education aspect.

“Because of the way we’re doing it, we’re dealing with, like I said, conflict resolution, de-escalation, training, safe, responsible gun ownership, even dealing with, you know, teaching young people, you know, if you see a firearm, what to do and what not to do.”

Because of this positive feedback for the program, Black Guns Matter recently announced that it will expand its outreach program from Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, and Atlanta, to all 50 states, hoping to fill the gap between firearms education and the inner city communities so often left out of the conversation.

Toure’s original plan was to begin the group’s growth slowly during a 13-city tour, but Toure said recently that he had realized the demand for his service is nationwide. With almost $40,000 in donations pouring into the BGM Go Fund Me campaign, it appears others agree.

“People were saying ‘you didn’t come to my town, you didn’t come to my town,’” Toure said. “We have to touch every state. It was a noble concept at first … but we have more work to do.”

It is certainly an interesting take on the recent stories of crime in America’s inner cities, and is perhaps a solution that circumvents the often repetitive and unhelpful world of lawmaking.

What do you all think? Do you think Mr. Toure is onto something here? Let us know in the comments below!

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22 Responses to Black Guns Matter!

  1. Stuart Home, April 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    this is so very needed; training and learning about firearms is something that should be extended and enforced, and what these people are doing is just great.

    many of the legialators simply have no knowledge of something they are mistakenly trying to legilate and these folks are the proper remedy

    • Tom April 26, 2017 at 3:45 am #

      I agree 100% with his efforts, unfortunately, this would have little effect in places like Chicago because most of the gun violence is gang related. This is not just black on black crime, it is gang on gang crime where both sides already have firearms. This will, however, curve some of the armed robbery type crimes knowing that some of the citizens may be armed although, this is a smaller percent of the total gun violence in Chicago.

  2. James Andrews April 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    This guy is right! Good article….

  3. Danofive0 April 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    Will not work. Not with idiots like Brown in office in Cal/Mexico.

  4. elmer wood April 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    Smart young man, support his efforts. We need this!

  5. Johnny Nightrider April 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

    In Chicago where there is so much Black on Black gun violence and killing and they have very restrictive gun laws.In every other city and state I like that concealed weapon permits shall be issued and training.In Chicago I also like education to young people on what to do if they find a gun.Though issuing Concealed Weapons Permits in Chicago with education so that a lot of people are armed and you don’t know who has firearms has lowered the crime rate in other cities and states and is a great idea.Like Vermont you can carry open carry or concealed as long as your a U.S. citizen and not a Felon.Awesome.It’s just in Chicago having more guns and issued out concealed weapon permits to Black Men and Women in a place that has so much gun violence and death.I’m not sure if it will work.I would go forward and issue Concealed Weapons permits and training and see how it goes on a trial period.If it lowers crime.Great keep it.But if in Chicago crime and killing goes up than revoke the permits ASAP.i’m willing to give it a try as everything else has been tried.

  6. jimbob mcqueen April 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    Having a background in the laws and use of deadly force, carrying various weapons as part of my duties, and having to almost put it into use ( thankfully suspect surrendered his weapon as I began to draw mine) , I think he has a good idea. I know how all my training was useful and I feel that training new and current gun owners would be extremely beneficial. I had to take a refresher course and requalify at least once a year and it became automatic thinking when I needed it, and I knew when and where to use deadly force. Not to say all gun owners should have the same amount and comprehensive training but even the basics would be beneficial. It is almost scary how many gun owners don’t even know the basic safety handling of a handgun and it is no wonder that so many people shoot themselves or someone else accidently. Maybe trying to be “macho” flashing their handgun or showing it off when it happened? Or maybe just curious? Can there be a change? I think so. AND MY 2 CENTS — no matter how many gun laws are put into effect, a criminal will still get a gun or even make one, which is actually very easy and the law abiding citizen will be without and more defenseless.

  7. chris April 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    So how will spending taxpayer dollars educating inner city folk on the responsibilities of firearm ownership reduce the crime rates?? I am not seeing it, maybe I am blind but most of the gun violence in the inner cities is committed by young (too young to legally own a firearm) gang members, with stolen firearms, serial numbers ground off etcetera……..New Hampshire is very different from the inner cities and what about this quote “More so than just giving young urban people, of all races, firearms, giving them education about second amendment rights, giving them more education about conflict resolution and de-escalation tactics ‘cause that’s completely missing in urban areas like the city of Chicago.”????? I may have misunderstood him but it sounds like he is suggesting the taxpayers should pay the bill for the inner city peoples training and gun purchases??? I firmly believe in the 2nd Ammendment but I do not think the training and purchase should be paid by the taxpayer, nor do I believe that people with a violent crime rap sheet should be allowed a permit to own a firearm…..

    • Hugh M. April 25, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

      I’m not sure where you’re missing it; of course the purchase of a firearm should be borne by the owner. But, the education like all education, is always paid for by the state . . . just like everything else that is provided to a universal group. People in this country simply don’t realize that a country-THIS country doesn’t have a Money Tree behind the White House. EVERYTHING, by design, comes from taxes (that isn’t produced by GNP). Taxes are this country’s Blood Supply! I would be the most hated President ever because my first day in office I would DOUBLE Income Taxes and I would tax churches- they have been getting a Free Ride way too long- they are a business just like any other business. This country’s ASS is in a sling because the government has been giving too many Free Rides for too long.
      Our past administrations have been plucking Trillions from the Virtual Money Tree way too long. Accountability MUST be made somewhere! And unless we discover a 100 Trillion Oil Well or Gold Mine, TAXES is the only way. NO, I don’t like it and I will Bitch & Moan with the best of them, but it is STILL necessary. It’s called “Paying the Piper”!

  8. Iamedbytes April 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

    One major problem. Cops see a black or other minority person with a gun they just shoot, no questions asked.
    Other than that I agree

    • Nancy Nick April 26, 2017 at 3:55 am #

      lamedbytes, that was a very ignorant and unjustified comment and is a disservice to all LEOs. Statements like yours create problems by placing a target on the backs of EVERY officer who is trying to protect everyone. Get your facts straight and stop being a LEO basher. There is no room for generalized comments where guns, thugs and crime are involved.

  9. Don Strohmeyer April 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

    This is correct for all of us. Knowledge will turn the anti gunners around. Teaching the gang bangers the law, our rights and our responsibilities can turn a lot of lives around. More power to this great idea. Mr. Toure is a bright light.

    • Hugh M. April 25, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

      Knowledge will NOT turn the anti-gunners around. You can’t pour knowledge into a CLOSED MIND! Plus the ‘Gang Bangers already know the law; it’s been shoved down their stupid throats far too long. I’m sorry, but the bulk of the population don’t realize just how adamant those people are. “Disruption” and “Dissent” are their ways of life. I’m sorry to say, but Extermination is the only answer for the Hard Core Gang Bangers! They’re NOT Humans by ANY judgement; they should NOT be given even basic rights. They should be treated with the SAME regard they show their victims. The rest of criminals that fell into a life of crime, with out the extreme violence can benefit from a program like this. Sooner or later, we MUST realize that the words, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal” simply are NOT TRUE! And we must apply the law accordingly- or we will NEVER solve the problem of internal violence- just as we haven’t so far.
      HOW MANY INNOCENT SOULS WILL HAVE TO DIE BEFORE THE TRUELY BAD PAY?

  10. GRA April 25, 2017 at 7:01 pm #

    Brilliant idea(s) from a brilliant young man. I just hope the corrupt and paranoid politicians in Chicago and the rest of Illinois listen to him and decide to give his plan a try.

  11. Mikial April 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

    Absolute common sense, which means Liberals will fight it every step of the way. They don’t want people thinking for themselves. Group think is their key phrase.

  12. Vinny April 25, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

    I have always been of the opinion that the perverted draconian gun restrictions of Chicago have been a contributor to the abysmal crime rate there. It is indeed a fact that criminals will have guns,no matter what the law prescribes,it is the good law abiding citizens who will be penalized. The same is true for CA and any other place with like minded legislation.

  13. Peter Wehrmeyer April 26, 2017 at 12:04 am #

    I taught responsible ownership in black communities for 15 years. Unfunded, guerilla, military -based ” come-to-the fight- ready” militia tactics. barbers, hair stylists, check cashers, funeral staff, store owners, people who owned a stake in the community. respond to the threat. And it worked. Think Northfield, Mn. It works.

  14. Ted April 26, 2017 at 1:58 am #

    This is how the people of this country were suppose to be supported to be in the first place.

    What is missing here is the “left” supported by special interest want all our guns taken away.

    The hard core left ( like Hillary ) want to

    see this country transformed into a socialist utopia…and that means no or few guns for the

    populace. If you study early American history you discover that governments that run

    unchecked will become totalitarian in the way they deal with those they govern. The disarming of America will result in the escalation of tyranny… and history proves it.

  15. Ted April 26, 2017 at 2:08 am #

    Gun control worked for Castro, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot and others. What happened to the people in those countries?

    You don’t think our government could go rogue one day?

    What did Ben Franklin say as he exited a meeting where our countries leaders were hashing out the founding documents and voting on them? Franklin said, paraphrased, you have a Republic if you can keep it.

    Has our Constitution and Bill of Rights been under attack in the last 60 years? Why? Who would want to undermine our freedoms? Think about how divided we became under Obama’s 8 years in office… the left right paradigm has been magnified thanks to the MSM and their leftist liberal slanted viewpoint

  16. Dominick Sciacca April 26, 2017 at 2:52 am #

    It’s like giving Iran $150 Billion and expecting them to keep their word in not going nuclear. Giving ganging members training on how to use them legally will never work because they don’t respect the law and do not believe in the Constitution.

  17. DR. GEORGE PETROTTA April 26, 2017 at 5:17 am #

    The old saying, “you can’t lead a horse to water and make him drink it,” applies to the inner cities of Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, New York, etc.
    You can’t teach a gang-banger or ignorant illiterate how to read & write if they don’t want to. It comes down to ATTITUDE!! Black, white or brown niggers are niggers and will not act in a humane way. Look at all the money spent on welfare and food stamps—wasted. The more free stuff they get the more they want and will rob others blind to get it. If you think to give them a firearm and try to teach them how to use it will help, think again. All it will do is save the gun stores from having ammo stolen from them as they will become better shooters and use less ammo.

  18. Allen April 26, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    I agree there should be education made available to anyone who truely wants to understand the laws and responsabilities of gun ownership. However, I am not sure that Mr. Toure is projecting the correct image (black guns matter). what will a young teenage boy or girl think of when they first see this slogan, when so much hate has been projected towards all races. i believe that he has a good concept and should persue any type of support that he can find. Contact local law enfocement departments and ask for support in educating the community on ways to defend themselves and what there legal rights are about gun ownership. Get in touch with orginzations like the NRA and see how they can provide assistance or information. This issue is not just a matter for inner cities with gang violence, this is an issue for all Americans, regardless of color or race or religion. (that is also mentioned in the Constitution) Great Idea, need to project a more positive image.

    P.S. If your doing this as a source of income, then you really don’t care about the message your trying to send.

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