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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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Upcoming Classes

  • Basic Pistol Fundamentals (SIRT Training Pistol Version)
    Nov 28, 5:00 PM – Nov 29, 8:00 PM
    Rochester, 700 North St, Rochester, NY 14605,
    Learn the basic skills you needed to shoot a pistol, Held at our Indoor "Smokeless Range". (This is a Non- Live Fire Class, No Pistol Permit Required!!)
  • Women's Self Defense Workshop
    Sun, Nov 21
    Rochester
    Nov 21, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Rochester, 140 Railroad St, Rochester, NY 14609, USA
    EMPOWER YOURSELF This reality based class will teach you the basic concepts and techniques of how to defend yourself against a violent attack. Taught by our Unarmed Combat Instructor Master Quinn Lawrence

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