National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) To hold its inaugural convention
The National African American Gun Association will host the first African American Firearm Convention in U.S. history. The Inaugural Convention takes place August 20 - 22, 2021 in Atlanta.
The Convention program will focus on topics including Firearms etiquette, training, products, Gun culture, education, safety and the Politics of Firearms in the Black Community. (www.NAAGA.co)
To cover the breadth of this historic event, the Conference will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, over a three-day period. Each day will focus on different facets of Black American gun ownership. It will be a celebration of our Origin, our Status, and our view towards the future.
The National African American Gun Association is a firearm association aimed in aiding the education and promotion of gun ownership to all Black Americans. Philip Smith is the National President and Founder. The organization centers its education, concerns and training around the Black community. People of all religious, social, and racial perspectives are welcomed to join. The 2021 theme is "We Are Family" as we bring together attendees representing our 30,000+ membership community.
“The backbone of the National African American Gun Association are blue collar folks who believe in our organization,” says Philip Smith. “Do we have movie stars and professionals as members, NBA, and NFL players? Yes! But the average working person is our typical member; we are here for our community.”
The inaugural Convention is scheduled to take place over the span of three days:
Commencing on Friday, August 20 will be the National Shooting Competition. It will include 40 – 50 Conference participants as they compete for national bragging rights during this meet and greet activity, set to take place at Stoddard’s Gun Range.
Day two on Saturday, August 21, the convention officially kicks off with the Opening Ceremony, Black Tradition of Arms presentation, Keynote Speakers and Firearms Educational sessions. These activities will take place in the Georgia International Convention Center. Highlights will include remarks by Philip Smith; Nicholas Johnson, author and professor; Akinyele Umoj, educator, activist and author; Tiffany Johnson, attorney and firearm trainer; and Charles Cobb, Jr., organizer, agitator and writer. Plus, there will also be a plethora of entertainment and education sessions throughout the day.
Day three on Sunday, August 22, the Conference will dedicate the day to focus on the Chapters nationwide. Key topics will range from managing the business and finance of the chapters, to membership recruitment tactics, policies and procedures, community engagement and more. Additionally, several sessions will be dedicated to the NAAGA Emergency Support Team (NEST) a growing connected self-sufficient community.
The National African American Gun Association is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit association and is headquartered in Griffin Georgia. Since the start of the organization in 2015, there are over 30,000+ members and 125 chapters nationwide. On average, 1,000 new members are joining nearly each month. It is - by far - the largest Black Gun association in America with over 60% of the members being African American women.
NAAGA prides itself on being a pro-active organization with a familial like culture. Education and Safety is at the core of the organization and all members are encouraged to continuously learn, practice and enhance their knowledge of the industry. In conjunction with regular training, members improve upon muscle-memory of how to properly carry and use a gun. The National African American Gun Association teaches the history of African Americans as it relates to firearms.
When you join the National African American Gun Association, “You are not the first Black person to grab a gun nor will you be the last... you belong to a long legacy of African Americans that came before you and made the ultimate sacrifice so that you can be here today.” Remark Philip Smith. We Are Family!
Registration for the Inaugural Convention is open now!