Pro-Gun Organization Spreads Pro-Gun Message in Detroit and Atlanta Outreach Events

Gun Owners of America (GOA) sponsored two significant outreach events during the weekend of July 28th-30th. GOA staff was working in both the greater Detroit, Michigan metro area and Atlanta, Georgia to disseminate the message that the Second Amendment protections GOA advances are designed to protect all Americans, irrespective of their race, religion, or sex. 

 For the 12th straight year, GOA supported the work of Michigan Second Amendment proponent and firearms instructor, Rick Ector, at his group’s yearly women’s training event. Empowered 2A Michigan Coordinator, Katie Gardner, and Senior VP of GOA, Erich Pratt, were also in attendance. 

Rick Ector, the founder of Legally Armed in Detroit, a group that promotes gun safety, provided a free firearm shooting lesson at two southeast Michigan target ranges for 2000 women interested in learning how to use firearms for the purpose of personal defense. The program has been running for 12 years, which has seen north of 7,500 women being trained under it. 

The ladies FREE shooting event was celebrated on July 29, 2023 and July 30, 2023 at both Top Gun Shooting Sports Taylor, Michigan. In Atlanta, Georgia, the National African American Gun Association held its inaugural conference for its members. The group functions as an advocacy and firearms training organization for African Americans. GOA’s Director of Women’s Outreach, Antonia Okafor Cover, attended the convention.

In a press release, GOA praised its relationship with  NAAGA where previous amicus briefs aimed at restricting gun control via the US legal system. NAAGA President Philip Smith has been a reliable supporter of GOA. 

Thousands of black, pro-Second Amendment gun owners attended this event. The convention included sponsors like Staccato 2011, Smith and Wesson, USCCA, CANIK Superior Firearms, SIG, Silencer Co., and others. 

“We hope that this partnership with NAAGA at this historic event will be the first of many ways for our two organizations to partner in the future,” stated Antonia Okafor Cover. “There’s been a 50% increase in gun ownership among African Americans since the pandemic, and of that amount, it’s black women who are spearheading the movement. That’s why GOA is proud to help sponsor events like the NAAGA convention and The Legally Armed In Detroit training event. We are committed to the motto that the Second Amendment is truly for everyone.”

Since its founding in 1976, GOA has distinguished itself as one of the US’s leading no compromise pro-gun organizations. It’s a reliable proponent of the right to bear arms and one of the few organizations with the courage to actually take on Gun Control Inc. head on.

Other right-wing organizations should definitely follow in GOA’s footsteps if they want to achieve policy successes.

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