The Founder of BLM Sacramento put a message out on the group’s Facebook page asking for sponsors to pay for 10 people to get firearm training. The money would go towards anyone in the black community that is looking to sign up to learn about gun safety. The course would cover teaching everything from how to hold, clean, safely store and shoot a gun.
“I want us to be independent from the system and I want us to be educated and informed on what we are doing,” she explained.
[Tanya] Faison says gun education has nothing to do with their protest efforts, but she feels a necessary step for protection in situations including someone breaking into your home or attacks from white supremacists, for those who choose to apply for a concealed carry license.
“We need to be armed, we need to be safe, we are citizens here, we have equal rights here, the second amendment is our right too,” she said.