Maj Toure is the Founder of Black Guns Matter (BGM), which is a group to help urban communities learn their gun rights and responsibilities.
Each BGM event includes demonstrations and discussions with experts including certified firearms instructors, lawyers, and Second Amendment activists. Throughout the nationwide BGM class, Toure, a Philly Hip Hop artist turned activist/Solutionary, sounds the alarm on politicians who espouse that urbanites should trust government to keep them safe, while, simultaneously, politicians have failed to do just that.
Maj has developed a “Solutionary” AR Platform Rifle.
“There is no white gun culture or black gun culture, there is an informed gun culture and an ignorant one.” – Maj Toure
To date, BGM has reached 17 urban communities from coast to coast including Philadelphia, Compton, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, and Atlanta. BGM Tour is funded by donors from across the country via a GoFundMe campaign.
Maj is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist and activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd amendment education and information for urban communities. Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, and NRANews for his out of the box approach to 2nd amendment advocacy.
In November of 2018 Dianna appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, on their issue titled “Guns In America: What 245 Americans Think About The Issue.”
“The Second Amendment is color blind, and the human right to self-defense is meant for all people, including oft-forgotten individuals of urban communities,” – Maj Toure
Stephen Halbrook is an attorney with extensive knowledge of the historical underpinnings of the Second Amendment and practical knowledge of litigating in this rapidly evolving area of law, and he was heavily involved in both the Heller and McDonald court cases.” He is the author of several books and his writings include topics as diverse as Gun Control in the Third Reich and The Founders’ Second Amendment, and newly released book, Gun Control in Nazi Occupied France.
Mat Best is currently the VP of Black Rifle Coffee
Mat Best joined the Army at the age of 17 and deployed 5 times to Iraq and Afghanistan with 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. After leaving military service, Mat deployed to a variety of areas overseas as a contractor over the course of 5 years with the CIA.
After graduating college with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts, Mat began creating satirical videos and building brands. With hundreds of millions of organic views on multiple social media platforms, Mat help build brands including Article 15 Clothing, Leadslingers Spirits, Drinkin’ Bros Podcast, and Black Rifle Coffee Company.
Along with business, Mat also focuses on entertainment starring in movies including Range 15 and Drinkin’ Bros Live “The Shaved Eagle Tour”.
Patrick Rothwell is the Managing Director of Government Relations – Federal Affairs for NSSF.
Prior to joining NSSF in July 2012, Patrick spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill as the chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Louis J. Barletta (R-Penn.) and chief of staff for the U.S. House Republican Policy Committee. He was also the legislative director for U.S. Reps. Thaddeus G. McCotter and the legislative correspondent for Congressman Charlie Norwood. In addition, he was manager, government relations, for Van Scoyoc Associates in Washington, D.C.
Rothwell, who began his career in government as a paid intern for Sen. Mitch McConnell, holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Hobart College.
NSSF Government Relations:
The NSSF Government Relations team advocates for measures on behalf of and works in defense of the firearms and ammunition industry at all levels and before all branches of government. We determine threats or benefits to the industry, develop strategies to address those activities and act through lobbying, grassroots advocacy and public affairs efforts.
Tiffany Yerby Dillon is the Director of Design for 5.11 Tactical, as well as, an amateur shooter, amateur hunter, believes in Farm to Table and is a lover of The Constitution of The United States of America.
The list could go on… Tiffany was born and raised in California, has lived in Washington State and England and somehow always ends up back in California! Tiffany has been designing clothing for 18 years. Her shooting and hunting experience started with her now husband about 6 years ago and is hooked! With the change in California politics and gun laws Tiffany and her husband will be making Georgia state their home while Tiffany commutes back forth to CA to continue working for 5.11.
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