Last year, Maj Toure began an effort to raise funds that would enable him to take his Black Guns Matter program on a 50-state tour. The training and education program is designed to educate inner-city residents about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to firearms.
In 2016 Toure took his message to 13 cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Compton, Detroit, Oakland and Philadelphia. The response was overwhelmingly supportive, and demand keeps growing. “People were saying, ‘You didn’t come to my town,’” Toure told Guns.com.
Toure hopes to keep the movement going in 2017 and beyond. His GoFundMe page has raised close to $40,000 in support of his efforts, and Toure now has plans to visit each and every state. He founded Black Guns Matter because he’s seen too many young men make stupid and tragic mistakes as a result of having never been taught about legal gun ownership and all that it entails.