Tiffany Johnson and Aqil Qadir on Widening the 2A Tent.
(Diversity and Inclusion in the Firearms Community)
David sits down with the lovely, armed and responsibly dangerous Ms. Tiffany Johnson, Esq. of the FrontSightPress blog, and her partner Aqil Qadir of Civilians Safety Academy, to talk about diversity and inclusion in the Second Amendment community. Joined by David's wife for her first-ever podcast appearance, the group discusses how the firearms community is often its own worst enemy in terms of welcoming others to the fold.
They also take to task the NRA for its questionable marketing tactics and lack of ownership for past mistakes. Listeners may be interested to learn that many of the United States' gun laws have historically-verifiable racial beginnings. What role did the NRA play in them? Listen and find out. You might be surprised!
We can't thank Tiffany and Aqil enough for placing their trust in us to come onto the show and talk about an issue that so many shy away from. We hope that you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. We certainly left with two extraordinary new friends as a result.
About Tiffany Johnson:
Tiffany is a “late bloomer” who underwent a 180-degree-conversion in the world of firearms. She grew up subscribing to common fears and misconceptions about guns and gun owners. After college, she reluctantly enrolled in a Rangemaster handgun safety course, and she was hooked.
In addition to being mentored by Tom and Lynn Givens and other Rangemaster instructors, Tiffany has also trained under Jim Higginbotham, John Farnam, Craig Douglas, Massad Ayoob, Jeff Gonzales, Marshall Luton, and several respected veterans of the self-defense community.
She is member of the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation, and she has earned instructor credentials from the State of Tennessee, the State of Mississippi, the National Rifle Association, Massad Ayoob Group, and Rangemaster (Advanced Instructor Certification).
Tiffany is also a lawyer and a teacher, teaching college courses at the University of Memphis where she coordinates their legal studies program. Prior to starting her own business as a freelance legal writer and researcher, she practiced personal injury and civil rights law.
About Aqil Qadir:
Aqil is the founder and lead instructor of Citizens Safety Academy. His background as a firearms instructor started at age 12, teaching urban youth in his father’s gun club.
He followed in his dad’s footsteps, becoming an NRA Certified Instructor at the age of 22. Together they have been teaching Handgun Carry Permit classes since 1993.
Aqil has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, and more than half of that time was spent as a police firearms instructor. Since leaving law enforcement, his passion has been teaching responsible citizens how to protect themselves and their families.
Tiffany's Blog – Front Sight Press
Citizens Safety Academy
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