Skip to comments.President of a National African American Gun Association chapter shoots from the hip
Posted on 08/26/2017 10:32:13 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
Stephen Yorkman, 48, is president and founder of the Prince Georges County chapter of the National African American Gun Association. He lives in Bowie, Md.
Were you always advocacy-minded?
Growing up, the narrative, especially in the black community, was that guns are a bad thing. I wasnt allowed to have toy guns. What made me want to do something at a social level was the killing of Tamir Rice. Within two seconds his life was just snuffed out. Its the narrative of blacks with firearms. Thats when I started researching. What can I do about this connotation? What you see sometimes, the rap artists with the firearms, okay, but come look at us: other blacks who are doing safety education. Were not gangster. Were just like any Second Amendment enthusiasts.
Do you remember your first experience with guns?
When I was a kid, in D.C. Northeast. I was playing; I saw this gentleman take a brick out of the brick wall and put something in a paper bag, and he put the paper bag back in the hole and put the brick back. I waited till he left. I was curious to see what it was. I took the brick out, took the bag out and there was a revolver in there. How old were you? Second or third grade. I held it, I looked at it and I said, This is a real gun. I put it back, but the whole entire day that was on my mind. I went back to see, but it was gone. The movies we saw with blacks and firearms, it was always the pimp or the mugger. Movies where the bad black guy had the gun and the good black guy would fight him with his hands.
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Personal self defense may have also been a consideration.Hunting? Maybe not.
A law abiding citizen of any color has that right...God given...as stated in the Constitution.
I always liked what the head of the National Black Sportsman’s Association said about thirty five years ago.
“When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.”-General Laney
Several years later, the MSM tried to ruin him.
“A people unwilling to use extreme violent force to obtain or preserve their liberty deserves the tyrants that rule them” stockpirate.
I couldn’t say it any better. Oh wait i dod.
“When the people fear the government you have tryanny, when the government fear the people you have liberty.
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