"Black Boys With Guns" class teaches gun safety for Minnesota youth

Updated: October 13, 2019 06:13 PM

On Sunday, a class was held in Robbinsdale called "Black Boys With Guns." 

It's a class aimed at breaking social stigma.


The course was created to give youth the opportunity to practice their firearm skills while also discussing gun-involved trauma that may have happened to them or someone they love. It's the second time organizers with "Strong Arm Protection" have lead a program of this kind.

The team behind this program believes that educating young black youth will help curb gun violence in the greater Minnesota Community.

This month, more than a dozen minority boys between 12-19 years old went to this range not only to discuss their roles with firearms but also to have a safe space to practice firearms skill. 

"My goal is just to get these young people knowing the responsibilities that they have when it comes to these things" said  Richard Robinson, Jr., CEO of Strong Arm Protection.

African American male and female pistol instructors also assist in leading discussions with the students on many of the gun violence problems in local neighborhoods. 

The classes are volunteer-based and also free.

Next month young black girls will be invited to participate. 

To learn more about the program you can visit their website.

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Crystal Bui

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