New Membership Application

Membership applications are subject to review by the Officers and Board of Directors. New memberships are probationary for 1 year – membership may be terminated during this period without cause by the Officers and Board of Directors. During this probationary period, you must participate in at least 10 hours of club activities. This can include monthly meetings, committee meetings, community service, training events, volunteering for training (i.e. ladies range day), etc.

Our activities will be guided and informed by our beliefs and commitments to:

  • People: We support the rights of all people to bear arms while focusing on this right as it relates to Black people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, or political affiliation.
  • Community: We value social connections that exist within the 2nd Amendment and Black communities and recognize the importance these connections have in influencing systems, resolving societal issues, and creating a more perfect union.
  • Firearm ownership: We affirm and vigorously protect the right of Black Americans to bear arms for self and community defense, sportsmanship, and all other lawful and morally justifiable activities.

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Release and Indemnity Agreement
The undersigned for and in consideration of being allowed to participate in any shooting events on the premises of or organized and or supervised by the Released Parties does hereby agree to the terms of this Release and Indemnity Agreement.

The Released Parties are Black Bottom Gun Club, a Michigan nonprofit and 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, National African American Gun Association, a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated companies, licensees, successors, assigns, officers, directors, agents, representatives, employees, landowners, range officers, safety officers, and any and all other persons or entities associated with said corporations.

For and in consideration of the participation of the undersigned in any shooting events as aforesaid, the undersigned does hereby release the Released Parties from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses, and any and all such other such claims in any way arising out of or resulting from the undersigned’s participation in any shooting event or the undersigned’s presence at any shooting event sponsored, organized, or supervised by the Released Parties, including without limitation any and all claims, actions, and liabilities for injury, death, loss or damage to the undersigned, to anyone else or to any property, regardless of whether or not such injury, death, loss or damage was caused by the negligence of the Released Parties or any third persons. The undersigned agrees to bind itself, it’s heirs, assigns, and successors in interest to the provisions of this Agreement.

For and in consideration as aforesaid, the undersigned agrees to defend and indemnity the Released Parties and to hold them harmless from any and all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, expenses and losses, including, without limitation attorney fees, of any kind or nature whatsoever in any way caused by or arising out of the undersigned’s participation in or presence at shooting events sponsored, supervised, or held by the Released Parties.

The undersigned for the consideration recited as aforesaid further agrees not to institute suit against the released parties for any of the claims released hereby.

The undersigned acknowledges that it has read this Release and Indemnity Agreement and fully understands the terms thereof and voluntarily and knowingly agrees to be bound thereby and does agree to the sufficiency and adequacy consideration given it as recited herein.

Eligibility and Ethical Code of Conduct

  1. Any person who is at least eighteen years old, who subscribes to the purposes and objectives of the National African American Gun Association (“Association”) as set forth in Association by-laws, and who pays the annual dues as set forth in the Association by-laws shall be eligible to be a member of the Association and Black Bottom Gun Club (“Club”).

  2. Membership shall not be denied to any person because of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical disability of the person.

  3. Member must be eligible for or have a current/valid CPL or equivalent from reciprocating states.

  4. Any person who has a felony conviction or who has a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence (and the conviction has not been pardoned or expunged AND rights to possess a firearm restored), is not eligible to become a member of the Association or the Club. Under federal law, that person is not legally allowed to possess a firearm and therefore is prohibited from joining the Association or the Club.

  5. Club members may NOT engage in activities that OVERTLY promote violence toward any members or the public.

  6. Club members may NOT engage in any form of harassment or discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical disability toward any members or the public.

  7. Club members may NOT engage in alcohol consumption before or during a NAAGA or Club meeting or shooting event.

  8. Club members may NOT engage in verbal discussions or statements advocating any acts of violence toward Police, Military, and/or Government officials.

  9. Club members may NOT engage in verbal discussions or statements advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government.

Violations of this Ethical Code of Conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for immediate termination of the violating member from the Club and/or Association. I certify that I have read and understood the Member Eligibility and Ethical Code of Conduct, and that I will adhere to the Ethical Code of Conduct. Finally, I certify that I am permitted to possess a firearm in accordance with federal laws and the laws of the state in which I reside.

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