The mainstream media is quick to make every gun owner in America look like a crazy person for wanting to defend their Second Amendment rights. In fact, most of the time, the mainstream media promotes the gun control agenda. The New York Post just broke that stereotype in the best way possible: by talking about Black Guns Matter, a movement started by Maj Toure, that tours across the country in an effort to “educate and inform urban communities on 2nd Amendment rights and responsibilities.”
Toure explained his Second Amendment passion to the Daily Mail.
‘Growing up, people always told me that firearms were bad, and that if you have a firearm you either have to be the bad guy or you are law enforcement.
‘That’s a lie. It’s just not true. The problem is the lack of information and education about firearms and safety in urban areas.
‘There is a deliberate attempt to keep that information away from these highly populated areas because it’s not about gun control, it’s about people control.
‘However, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence claims stats suggest removing guns from cities works better, saying ‘guns make violent situations deadly.’
Toure also pointed out what fact gun control advocates hate to admit: Chicago has some of the most stringent gun control laws on the books yet their homicide rates are increasing. And it’s not a coincidence.
‘Clearly, gun legislation is not working. They have an extreme amount of gun control law and they still cracked 700 homicides last year.
‘So what we do is inform the people better [about guns and the Second Amendment] to cut down on that.
‘Information is always better than just legislation.
And guess what? Toure understands the stereotypes that the NRA and gun advocates often receive. He’s determined to break that mold.
‘A lot of times people in urban areas don’t even associate the Second Amendment with the hood.
‘They associate the Second Amendment with guys in the military or crazy white guys down South.
‘My job is to make sure that everybody understands the Second Amendment is for every citizen of America. It’s not my job to advocate more firearms. It’s my job to inform people about firearms.
‘When you make something a taboo and you ignore it and pretend like it isn’t an issue, then there is no education and no knowledge – and a lack of knowledge is always dangerous.’
Thank you, Maj Toure, for standing up for Second Amendment rights and doing everything in your power to make sure the pro-gun message makes it to urban areas. Our movement needs people like you who are willing to break down barriers.