Episode 188: the National african american gun association w/ founder, Philip smith
For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Philip Smith, the founder and President of the National African American Gun Association. During the episode, they discuss his motivation for establishing NAAGA and the mission of the organization (4:18). They also have a conversation related to general myths and misconceptions about gun ownership (14:45), the unique experience of Black gun owners (21:05), and how the Philando Castile killing demonstrates the extra burden placed on Black gun owners (27:57). Next, they discuss Philip Smith’s perspective on gun control efforts and legislation (34:00) and what it means to design “common sense” gun laws (47:35). They close the episode by highlighting important considerations for those interested in becoming gun owners as well as what it looks like to be a member of NAAGA (1:00:27).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne
03:44 - Learn more about Philip Smith, founder and president of NAAGA
1:06:10 - Ty and Daphne reflect on the Interview