Black pro-gun groups are aiming to educate members about gun rights and safety after the acquittal of a Minnesota police officer in the fatal shooting of legal firearms owner Philando Castile, The Daily Caller reported.
Black Guns Matter head Maj Toure is hosting a June 26 firearms and safety training course in Minneapolis to talk about Second Amendment rights and Minnesota gun laws, the outlet reported.
"We're going to concentrate heavy on how to interact with law enforcement officers at traffic stops," Toure told The Daily Caller. "We're going to be very serious about that.
"Always ask: 'How would you like to proceed?' Because that may be the difference between what happened to Castile, and whether you're going home or going in a box."
The National African-American Gun Association (NAAGA) also is reminding members about gun laws in various states and what gun owners'rights are, NAAGA head Philip Smith told The Daily Caller.
Both leaders disagreed with the verdict clearing Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
"It's bullsh–," Toure told the outlet. "Castile didn't do anything wrong. He should be standing beside me now."
Added Smith: "It is alarming that a person who had everything he needed, from a legal perspective: He had his license, his carry license, insurance, and wasn't doing anything crazy."
"I think this make a lot of people very angry," he added. "They're already shooting us without guns. We might as well have guns . . . we're not going to stop carrying, we're not going to stop exercising our Second Amendment rights. Our forefathers died for that."
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