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With A Growing Membership Since Trump, Black Gun Group Considers Getting Political


Added 07-10-19 08:07:01am EST - “The African American Gun Association is at a crossroads, trying to decide whether to stay a community-oriented organization or get into the political fray.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “With A Growing Membership Since Trump, Black Gun Group Considers Getting Political”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Philip Smith is the president and founder of the National African American Gun Association. Since its creation in 2015, the group has seen rapid growth with roughly 30,000 members and 75 chapters nationwide. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

Philip Smith is the president and founder of the National African American Gun Association. Since its creation in 2015, the group has seen rapid growth with roughly 30,000 members and 75 chapters nationwide.

The goal of the National African American Gun Association is to introduce black Americans to guns and also instruct them on how to use them.

Some see the group as an alternative to the National Rifle Association for black gun owners, but it has some notable differences. Organizers say it is a civil rights organization that aims to build community and promote self-protection.

Since its creation in 2015, the group has seen rapid growth with roughly 30,000 members and 75 chapters nationwide. Leaders expect another 25 chapters by next year.

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