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ARM & EDUCATE

OUR MISSION

Who We Are

The Rochester African American Firearms Association's mission is to establish a bond and united effort to bring firearms safety, training and awareness to the African American community. The RAAFA advocates for the second amendment rights of African Americans and safe gun use for  sporting and self-defense. Our duty is to arm and educate our community continuing the legacy of firearms ownership of African Americans in the United States.

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OUR CAUSES

Work We Do

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FIREARMS SAFETY AND AWARENESS

Educating Our Community

One of the most important goals of RAFFA is to raise awareness of all African Americans to the use of firearms for personal protection, recreation and sportsmanship. We wish to de-stigmatize the stereotypes of firearms in the black community. We teach the important history of African-American firearms ownership as well as the history of gun control and it's disproportionate effect on our community.


We also focus on firearm safety education. RAFFA offers free firearms safety educational material and seminars. We emphasize  the importance of the proper use ,cleaning and storage of guns. We understand that in exercising our second amendment right we must make sure we protect the guns that protect us!

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Responsibility To The People...

We are a community-based organization. We recognize not only our responsibility to advocate for second amendment rights but to also be supportive and involved in social issues affecting the African American community as well.


RAAFA offers conflict resolution training and resources from experienced mentors and consultants. The gun should be the last resort especially when dealing with each other inside of the community. We believe in peace if possible and violence only when necessary in self defense.


It is also important for us to support initiatives that help keep our community safe, improve our community's relationship with law enforcement and mentor and guide our young people.

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TRAINING !!!

One of the most important parts of owning a firearm is knowing how to use it! We take that very serious because one day your life could depend on it. RAAFA Tactical LLC offers a wide classes taught by our Qualified NRA & USCCA Instructors.

BASIC TRAINING

- NYS Pistol Permit Class

- Private 1-on-1 Lessons

-USCCA Handgun Basics

-Fundamentals Of Rifle Shooting

-Introduction To Shotgun

-Concealed Carry Level I

ADVANCED TRAINING

-Concealed Carry Level II

- Low Light Pistol
-Combat Pistol Dynamics (2 Day Course)
-Long Range Rifle

- Defensive Shotgun

LADIES ONLY

NON LETHAL TRAINING

- Womens Self Defense
-Ladies Night

(At The Range)
-  USCCA Handgun Basics (Women only)
- Introduction To Shotgun (Women Only)

-Defensive Tactics Level One

-Advanced Defensive Tactics Level II

- The Survivalist ( Basic Survival Skills)

-CPR/AED

-First Aid

Upcoming Events

  • NY State Mandated Pistol Permit Course  6/1
    NY State Mandated Pistol Permit Course  6/1
    Sat, Jun 01
    RAAFA TACTICAL TRAINING CENTER
    Jun 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 02, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Jun 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 02, 2024, 6:00 PM
    NY State Mandated Training Course required to obtain your concealed carry License.
  • FREE Pistol Permit Application Workshop
    FREE Pistol Permit Application Workshop
    Wed, Jul 03
    Webinar
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Are you interested in applying for a pistol permit but unsure of the process? Join us for a free online workshop where we will give you you information on proper steps and training required to obtain your pistol permit.
  • Kodak Community Class Part II & III
    Kodak Community Class Part II & III
    Sat, Jun 29
    RAAFA TACTICAL TRAINING CENTER
    Jun 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 30, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Jun 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 30, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Required to obtain certification from Free Kodak Center Class.

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