SPRINGFIELD, MA (WWLP) – The group calls themselves “Black Guns Matter“; it’s an organization that deals with fire arm safety and training. They’re working to educate and inform urban communities about their 2nd amendment rights and responsibilities.
Dozens of people, of all ages, races, and genders, crowded a banquet room at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Springfield Friday night.
“I learned more about the Massachusetts laws and what’s available and what the regulations are,” said Corrie Sells of Springfield.
The founder of “Black Guns Matter,” Maj Toure, told WWLP the movement has nothing to do with race.
“Firearms that are black are easier to conceal. So it’s not about a race, but it’s more about the fire power and respect. We try to inform people in the urban environment, at risk areas about their second amendment rights.”
The organization raised $20,000 in four months, so they could offer free firearms safety training across the U.S. They said the goal is to make sure law abiding citizens have the knowledge and the means to protect themselves.
At the end of the class, attendees received a free NRA certified firearm certificate, that they can take to their local police department to file for a gun permit.