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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Maj Toure, Colion Noir Call For Dialogue On Race, Guns

In a recent NRATV interview with “CN Live” host Colion Noir, Black Guns Matter founder and frequent A1F contributor Maj Toure made the case for abandoning stereotypes when it comes to both race and the issue of gun ownership. Toure said his experiences speaking with the press about his organization—which was designed to educate inner-city residents on everything from gun safety rules, to firearms law, to conflict-resolution skills—helped prompt him to want to create a dialog between those of different beliefs and races. 

“Division is racial, it’s economic, it’s sociopolitical, it’s all these different things,” the 29-year-old activist told Noir. “And it’s like, ‘OK, the position I’m in is, what box are you going to put me in?’” 

Toure hopes his organization can help eliminate division and bridge the gap between anti-gunners and those suspicious of movements such as Black Lives Matter, but says those goals will be tough to meet without starting an honest conversation between those on opposite sides. “Do you want the dialogue?” he challenged viewers. “Do you want justice and objectivity, or do you just want to complain?”