Context: I was searching the Training portion of this site for a firearm training in my area (NoVA-MD-DC). Came across courses offered by A-T Services (Ahadi Ture):
Since this provider was not vetted by the members I googled him. Turns out (by his own admission on https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahadi-ture-172b49152/) this guy obtained USCCA training license in the beginning of this year and opened business purposely to channel firearms into underprivileged communities. I would not have any issues with that since we know the statistics: these are the areas that need all the protection they can get and 2A is for lawful citizens to be able to protect themselves from criminals and in very unlikely cases from the government. However, in his LinkedIn post he literally said: " I became a firearm instructor so I can teach people to protect themselves from threats including police"(emphasis is mine)
That is on top of his widely advertised calls for armament in light of Briana Taylor civil unrest (Facebook, Twitter) and offers of help with opening (bogus?) LLC in MD to justify CCW/WCHP application.
On his Instagram account he has a video (possibly from his own training/school?; he also teaches 2nd grade kids) of an under aged girl pointing a toy gun at target on the wall depicting “white bad guy”. He exclusively uses “white bad guy” targets at his training according to the photos on the account.
I would post all the links to the info I mentioned above but the system here won’t allow me to post more than two (I’m new to the community) so do your own research (just google the name).
I felt compelled to post this info to warn other members and share my research that I came by by accident (curiosity) while looking for legit firearm training.
So I posted this info on another thread (discussing Briana Taylor case) yesterday and also contacted site admin via Contact Us. After initial “likes” from OP of that post and some others members my post was “flagged” and taken down by admin this morning… To which extend I received an email. My “email us” attempt to report what I see as a hijacking of a community built around legitimate cause through the “Contact Us” did not receive any attention so far…
Is this something any of you experienced before? How would you suggest to go about it? I welcome community’s opinion. Thanks!