Ep 139: Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter – Why The Second Amendment is So Important


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Maj is an American political activist and rapper. A native of North Philadelphia, Toure founded the educational nonprofit organization Black Guns Matter in 2016. The organization advocates for the right to keep and bear arms, and promotes responsible ownership of firearms within African-American and urban communities. He has released three rap/hip hop recordings: Solutionary Vol. 1 (2005), Solutionary Vol. 2 (2014), and Solutionary Vol. 3 (2016). Toure was a candidate for an at-large seat in the Philadelphia City Council in the city's 2019 election. He ran as a Libertarian. In addition to his support for Second Amendment rights, his stated political priorities included: criminal justice reform; ending the practice of solitary confinement; legalization of cannabis; improved education in Philadelphia; and conflict resolution training for disconnected youths. On November 5, 2019, Toure finished 15th in a field of 17 candidates in the city's election, failing to secure a seat on the City Council. He received 5,676 votes (0.46% of the vote total). Toure spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2019. In a dialogue with Lawrence B. Jones in 2021, Toure applauded grassroots anti-racist protestors for emphasizing that black lives do in fact matter, while denouncing Black Lives Matter, Inc. as a "money laundering operation" that "fleeces the black community," with the goal of aiding Democratic politicians. Topics Discussed: * What is Black Guns Matter and what does it do * Why is The Bill of Rights and especially the 2nd Amendment so important for maintaining freedom * Why if you are going to exercise your 2nd Amendment right you need to know gun safety * How Australia by giving up their guns opened up the door to tyranny * Is the Libertarian Party a valid alternative to the Republican and Democratic Party system * Why money will not cure your problems * How Joe Rogan screwed the rest of us * Why Maj and I have never been invited on Joe Rogan’s Podcast * Why the truth tellers never get the spotlight shined on them and that is ok * Understanding the Trucker Convoy movement * Why giving back is what will truly make you happy * Why do the ultra rich never seem to help when help is needed * Why we are all different, yet all the same * Is Ron Desantis the answer for the future of politics or is he just doing what every politician should be doing * Are “No Knock Warrants” needed * Why true community policing is the answer to our current crime and police relationship problems * Why I will never use the word Picnic ever again * Maj’s next adventure in the State of Florida *** And much, much more we cover a lot of ground in these 2 hours so make sure to listen to the entire episode. Episode Resources: * Maj’s website: https://blackgunsmatter.myshopify.com/ * Prior Episode 107 Where I discuss The Bill of Rights: https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-107-the-bill-of-rights-why-freedom-is-not-free/ * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

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