ARM & EDUCATE
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.
Work We Do
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!
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.
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.
- NYS Pistol Permit Class
- Private 1-on-1 Lessons
-USCCA Handgun Basics
-Fundamentals Of Rifle Shooting
-Introduction To Shotgun
-Concealed Carry Level I
-Concealed Carry Level II
- Low Light Pistol
-Combat Pistol Dynamics (2 Day Course)
-Long Range Rifle
- Defensive Shotgun
NON LETHAL TRAINING
- Womens Self Defense
(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)