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Pro-Gun Group Geared Towards Blacks Gains Ground on NRA

Anti-gunners generally view firearms owners in the United States as conservative white males clinging to their Bibles and guns. That makes it easier for them to use identity politics to create opposition based on race, rather than reality. Fortunately, a growing pro-gun group is helping to illustrate how wrong anti-gunners are about the nation’s gun owners.

The National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) is in its fourth year of existence and recently topped 30,000 members. More than 90 percent of those members are black, but founder Phillip Smith says they have members from all walks of life and political viewpoints.

Well, aside from radical liberals who want to eliminate the Second Amendment and make firearms something only the government owns and controls.

Smith says he founded the NAAGA in Atlanta in 2015 in order to create a pro-Second Amendment organization that educates and trains “our community” about the legacy of firearms ownership among African-Americans in the United States.

Smith says he fell in love with firearms the first time he held and fired a 9mm pistol. It gave him a sense of independence and freedom he never felt before, and wants to share that feeling with more people.

Smith says he formed the NAAGA to help other blacks experience that same liberating feeling and better understand how the Second Amendment, likewise, liberates them. The NAAGA’s long-term goal is to introduce every black in the United States to firearms and their many uses.

Those uses included self-defense, preservation of life, competitive shooting and outdoor recreation. That includes hunting, skeet shooting and other popular firearms pastimes.

The NAAGA already is proving highly effective with a particular demographic – black women. About 60 percent of the NAAGA’s more than 30,000 members are black women. Those women are embracing firearms ownership at rates greatly surpassing other women of color and white women in general. That should help to alleviate problems for a group often victimized more than most others in the United States – black women.

Black women in the United States face rates of rape and sexual assault that exceed those faced by whites, Hispanics and Asians, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. About 40 percent of black women suffered violence at the hands of an “intimate partner” at least once during their lifetimes, and up to 60 percent say they were subjected to coercive sexual contact by the time they turned 18.

Prejudicial notions suggest black women engage in behaviors that lead to greater victimization rates, but the NAAGA is proving otherwise. The Women of Color Network, Communities of Color: African-American Women, says stereotypes regarding black women’s sexuality, such as “jezebel,” “promiscuous” and “exotic,” perpetuation a stereotype that suggests black women willingly participate in their own victimization.

The NAAGA, though, says most of its members are black women. That suggests black women rightfully are embracing the Second Amendment at increasing rates. Black women also are the one demographic that most needs to learn to use safely use firearms and possess them in the United States. Doing so greatly could reduce violence against minority women in urban centers.

It also could help more women feel empowered to go out into their communities more and search for better jobs. Unfortunately for black women, most of them vote for politicians who would perpetuate their plight and disarm them, rather than empower them with firearms for personal safety and jobs for economic freedom.

After all, a scared, dependent voter is one motivated to keep you in office – even when your policies run counter to their own self-interests.

Fortunately, the NAAGA is showing blacks are not lemmings and realize owning and carrying firearms is the best way to ensure personal safety and liberty. Instead of “might makes right” ruling the day, a firearm helps a woman of color to dissuade potential attackers from following through on ill intent.

The NAAGA affirms firearms are a benefit to people from all walks of life, and education is the best way to ensure firearms safety. Education and familiarity with firearms also reduce firearms violence, even when the number of firearms owners expands, rather than contracts. An educated and properly trained firearm owner is an asset to any community, and the NAAGA fully affirms that notion.


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12 Responses

  1. “For black Americans, we know that gun control… sprouts from racist soil – be it after the or during the infamous Dred Scott case where black man’s humanity was not recognized.”
    –Niger Innis, National Spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

    “Understanding the long, sordid history of gun control in America is key to understanding the dangers of disarming.”
    –Niger Innis

    “Long before gun control was touted as ‘common sense’ measures, the concept was promoted as a means to keep ethnic populations in an unequal position while assuaging the fears of whites.”
    –Niger Innis

    “As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking.”
    –Thomas Sowell

  2. It is a good thing that they stand up to protect their right under the 2nd Amendment of the CONSTITUTION. But I must ask WHY must the name be specific as to black Americans? They are always yelling about RACISM and how how they are always being discriminated against. It is good to fight for your rights, but why continue to push the race card and fan the flames instead of looking for a way the put out the flames and put down the HATE. What would happen if an organization were established like “The National Caucasian American Gun Association”, Can you see the outcry and hate exploding into more violence and destruction. It seems to be an organization that has high ideals but is backhandedly showing RACISM. Think about it, is this helping to put out fires or is it adding to the hateful FLAMES? Is this good for the Country or for a specific group of people? This is food for thought!!!!!

  3. Good point JM many blacks (I believe more than half ) are Not yelling racism their leaders are! They try to keep them in check group think for lemmings. Blacks are rising thank God.

  4. Isn’t that racist? I’ll bet a National White Gun Owners group would be frowed upon. Why the double standard?

    1. First, they are not the “National Black Gun Owners.” I maintain black is the lack of color and no one has white pigment. Those are racist categories. I am orange. It is racial, but not racist. Think of it as a special group who have a hard time like being disabled. Most Africans are working class law abiding sane citizens living in metro/urban areas where they are most likely to be victimized.

      I am for a National Gun Owning Season Citizens group to focus on how hard it is to get proper training for close up defense with a “belly gun.” My eyes and hearing are shot, but a .38 Special +P expanding round in the belly button can disinterest a 280 pound felon we cannot otherwise restrain.

      The First amendment does not limit the number of Second Amendment groups we can form. As they say, “the optics are better for the narrative” when a whole batch of groups visibly oppose this tyranny robbing us of our natural civil right to self-defense.

  5. I commend them for starting another “PRO” gun organization, BUT, in light of all the cries about RACISM the name does nothing but incite more racism. It is unfortunate that this will only fan the flames of racism. What if there was a group called the “White” (name of a country) Americans for Guns? Today this would be condemned as totally racist. (?) Think about it! As far as I know all other pro gun organizations names do not specify as a particular race, their names do not proclaim a special race as this one does. How can you combat racism if organizations, like this one, even though their intentions are good, continue to fan the flames of racism. and not moving in a way to stop racism.

  6. I’m happy I found this. It’s getting where I don’t know what side the NRA is on anymore. Like to find out how to join.

  7. IF Africans, and other minorities, who are sane mature seasoned citizens with clean criminal criminal records were trained and armed, inner city crime and so-called “Black-on-Black” crime would be decimated. Working class minorities in cities are victimized by defacto racist policies on self-defense.

  8. I approve of any pro-gun organization black, white, red, green, yellow or whatever color pro-gun is pro-gun, it will piss the dumbocrats and libratards off, bring them on. Vote pro-gun.

  9. I don’t care what color you are, you have a GOD GIVEN RIGHT to defend yourself. The government has nothing to do with it, unless they are claiming to be GOD! Why is it that when the public wants to defend itself the politicians get excited and tell us that we don’t have the training or experience to do this, that’s why we have police. Having grown up where and when I did I am here to tell you that all you need is some common sense and testicular fortitude, BALLS! Ask the politician where they got their training to become a politician to govern us?? ?? The Politicians know that armed citizens outnumber the police and even our armed forces, the ones sworn to protect their political asses!

  10. 300 million armed civilians deter tyranny ,invasion ,and socialism.

  11. All pro gun organizations need to get moving ASAP and get on these sell-out politicians that are right now as I write this meeting to compromise and negotiate our 2A rights, AGAIN. Chipping away at the stone MORE & AGAIN like they’ve been doing since 1934. Once we lose those rights the rest will be lost too. This is the only way we can help ourselves right now.

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